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Different well-known names for Kashmiri tea are Kashmiri chai, Pink chai, or Noon chai. Word noon implies salt, an ingredient that’s continuously utilized in making a conventional pink chai. Kashmiri tea or pink tea is a conventional tea beverage, starting from the Kashmir Valley. Kashmiri Chai has continuously been a bit of a puzzler. An aspirational, fastidiously prepared drink that requires hours of consideration, tea takes off from a specific region, a bicep workout, and a good dose of persistence. And as it were then will it be the right shade of pink possibly.

As the title recommends, Noon chai is a salty drink but has picked up ubiquity over Pakistan as a sweet concoction. Certainly, inside Pakistan, Kashmiri Chai is a bit of a delicacy because of the long, somewhat strenuous preparation of making it.

It’s a staple tea in Kashmir and very prevalent in Pakistan and the other parts of Northern India. Kashmiri chai is a milk tea characterized by its dusty pink color and garnishing of smashed nuts. And yes, you can make it at home easily by just following the given steps below.


Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 7 min Total Time 17 mins Best Season: Winter


It has a flavor that is rich, creamy, and sweet. This is not a traditional Noon Chai recipe, but it is a tasty alternative.

Instead of spending hours over the stove, try this quick one-pot Kashmiri Chai recipe. Let's get started.



  1. Step 1

    • First, heat a medium saucepan over a high flame.
    • Then add water, Kashmiri chai leaves, star anise, green cardamom pods, cloves, and cinnamon. Let it boil.
    • If the water is fully boiled, add baking soda.
    • Now allow this mixture to boil over high heat for 7-6 minutes.
    • Note: The froth in the water will change color from pale green to a rich pink. If not, add 1/8 teaspoon baking soda.
    • You will notice that amount of water will be drastically reduced, almost completely evaporated.

  1. Step 2

    • Add milk, salt, and sweetener. Allow it to come to a light boil, then immediately turn off the flame.
    • Note: Do not allow it to boil for too long as it'll start to lose some of its pink colors.
    • Finally, taste and adjust salt and sweetener.
    • Serve the tea into cups and garnish it with crushed almonds and pistachios.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 20

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 1444
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g19%
Total Carbohydrate 296g99%
Protein 36g72%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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