Things to know about Noon Chai Recipe
Noon Chai is a traditional beverage in Kashmir. Kashmiris are known to be tea connoisseurs, and this special tea is a pride in their culture. The eye-appealing pink color of the tea makes it a favorite of people. The word “Noon” means “salt” in Kashmiri and “Chai” means “tea”.
The origin of the beverage is not confirmed but many people believe that it originated in the Kashmir valley. Some experts, however, argue that the tea originated in Turkestan. The drink is consumed throughout Kashmir twice a day, served with traditional varieties of bread.
The Kashmiri kettle, Samovar, is used to brew and serve the pink-colored tea. Though the tea is not very difficult to make, it requires more effort to brew than other common varieties of tea.
Refreshing Indian Traditional Pink Tea from Kashmir. Authentic Recipe of Noon Chai.
— General Atributes of This Recipe:
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- 2 tsp Green Tea Leaf Long leaf
- ⅓ tsp Baking Soda
- ½ tsp Salt
- 2 pcs Cardamom
- 2 cups Water
- 2 cups Milk
- 6 pcs Cardamom Crushed
- Boil half of the water and brew the tea leaves.
- Add baking soda to the water and whisk it for 10 seconds.
- Add the other half of the water and cardamom.
- Keep brewing the tea until it turns red.
- Turn the heat to medium and add the milk.
- Whisk it until a froth appears. The color of the tea should now be pink.
- Add the salt and pour it into a cup.
- You can also add saffron to give the tea a nice flavor.
- You can store the tea in a flask and refrigerate it for about 2 days. You can simply add the milk and boil it whenever you wish to drink the tea.
You can serve Noon Chai with biscuits or any type of pastry.
— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:
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