Kashmiri Chai Tea Recipe

Traditional 'Kashmiri' Spiced Tea (2 servings)
Kashmiri tea is found in the Kashmir regions of Pakistan and India and is also known as Kashmiri Chai, Pink Tea, Noon Chai, or Salt Tea. This spiced tea takes on a pink color due to the baking soda.

  • 2 tsp Gunpowder Green Tea
  • 4-6 Green Cardamom Seeds
  • 1/3 tsp Ground Cardamom
  • 1/3 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 cups Milk (whole)
  • 2 tsp Combination Ground Pistacio's and/or Almonds
  • 2 cups Water
  • Salt to Taste

Add water, tea, green cardamom, and baking soda to a saucepan, bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes. Separately, boil the milk and ground cardamom and reduce to low heat before adding the previously prepared tea. Return to a boil, add salt and simmer another 3-5 minutes. Strain and garnish with ground pistachio’s and/or almonds.

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