|Kashmiri Pink Tea|
Ingredients for the kehwa
Water - 4 cups
Iced cold water - 2 cups
Kashmiri tea leaves - 4 tsp
Star anise - 1
Crush cardamom - 4
Cinnamon - 1/2 '' inch stick
Cloves - 3
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Ingredients to make tea
Milk - 2 cup or according to your taste
Kehwa as needed
Chopped pistachio and almonds - 1 tsp together
Sugar - 1 tsp or as needed
Pour 4 cups of water in a pan add the tea leaves and spices, in low flame keep boil till they are reduded to 2 cups.
Occasionally use a ladle to aerate the tea ( scooping out the tea using a ladle and pouring back into the pot).
Add the ice cold water and boil for few more minutes. Pour the milk and just give a boil and switch off the stove immediately.
Add the sugar mix well and pour into individual cups garnish with nuts and enjoy hot!
a) Use regular tea leaves if you don't have kashmiri tea leaves but you may not get the right colour tough. I used regular tea leaves in this recipe so unable to get the right colour.
b) Once milk is added do not boil too much.
c) For extra richness half and half milk can be used.
d) Kashmiri tea is mostly saltish and not sweet.
e) Kehwa can be stored in fridge and when needed add milk , nuts and enjoy!
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