Kashmiri Pink Chai, also known as Noon Chai or Sheer Chai, stands out for its striking pink hue. This vibrant color, reminiscent of a delicate rose, is achieved through a meticulous brewing process that involves a harmonious blend of green tea leaves, milk, and a special ingredient – baking soda. The tea leaves are brewed for hours, allowing the flavors to intensify and the color to develop, resulting in a beautiful shade of pink that evokes a sense of tranquility and indulgence. The addition of cardamom, cinnamon, and sometimes saffron or pistachios imparts a subtle yet tantalizing flavor profile that is both aromatic and comforting.
Beyond its captivating appearance and delightful taste, Kashmiri Pink Chai holds deep cultural significance in the Kashmir Valley. Traditionally prepared to mark special occasions such as weddings or religious ceremonies, this tea embodies hospitality and togetherness, often shared among family and friends during intimate gatherings. The brewing process itself is an art passed down through generations, with each household adding its unique touch to the recipe, creating a sense of identity and belonging within the community.
The beauty of Kashmiri Pink Chai extends far beyond the valleys of Kashmir. Its popularity has transcended borders, enchanting tea enthusiasts worldwide. Recipes and variations abound, each attempt seeking to capture the essence of this exquisite brew.
As our newest launch, we created two versions of Kashmiri Pink Chai, a sweet and non sweet version currently on sale for 2.99. You can find them on our online shop under ” Kashmiri Chai”