Drinks/Beverages,  Kashmiri,  Vrat / Fasting

Kashmiri Pink Tea

Kashmiri "Pink" Chai is an exquisite tea from the exotic area of Kashimir in South-East Asia; while making this visually stunning and delicious tea is considered an extremely complicated and arduous process, a dear friend to the team behind Ami's Cooking--Mayuri--has created a recipe so simple and tasty, we are sure that this recipe will make you a wonder in the kitchen! Happy Fourth of July, and, as always, enjoy this mouthwatering chai!

 4 cups cold filtered water
 2 tbsp kashmiri tea
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp baking soda
 ½ stick cinnamon
 ¼ tsp cardamom powder
 1 cup milk sugar
 slivered pistachios
 slivered almonds

1

Use 4 cups of cold filtered water. It's extremely important that the water is filtered. It will not work if you use tap water.

2

Once the water starts boiling, add 2 tablespoons of kashmiri tea.

3

Then add 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 stick cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder. Stir frequently while boiling.

4

Tea will be reduced from 4 cups to 2 cups while boiling. Strain the tea. Pour the strained tea into the blender.

5

Use the blender on a low speed

6

If you don't want to use a blender, you can pour the tea between two cups until it turns pink.

7

Turn on the stove. Use 1 cup of milk or add milk according to your taste.

8

Bring the pink chai to a quick boil.

9

In a teacup, add sugar to your taste. Garnish the pink tea with pistachios and almonds.

Ingredients

 4 cups cold filtered water
 2 tbsp kashmiri tea
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp baking soda
 ½ stick cinnamon
 ¼ tsp cardamom powder
 1 cup milk sugar
 slivered pistachios
 slivered almonds

Directions

1

Use 4 cups of cold filtered water. It's extremely important that the water is filtered. It will not work if you use tap water.

2

Once the water starts boiling, add 2 tablespoons of kashmiri tea.

3

Then add 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 stick cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder. Stir frequently while boiling.

4

Tea will be reduced from 4 cups to 2 cups while boiling. Strain the tea. Pour the strained tea into the blender.

5

Use the blender on a low speed

6

If you don't want to use a blender, you can pour the tea between two cups until it turns pink.

7

Turn on the stove. Use 1 cup of milk or add milk according to your taste.

8

Bring the pink chai to a quick boil.

9

In a teacup, add sugar to your taste. Garnish the pink tea with pistachios and almonds.

Kashmiri Pink Tea

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