Kashmiri Kahwa Tea

Kashmiri Kahwa is an aromatic tea infused with subtle flavours of whole spices.
Its delicate on your palate and perfect for the times when you crave some warmth and yet don’t want all the heaviness of a classic milk tea or coffee!
Your cup of Kahwa does not only come with great flavour, but it packs in some great Health Benefits. Kahwa is a drink, that provides warmth, it helps to combat minor flues, and cures chest congestions! Its great for headaches as well!
Make this cup using the beat quality products that you can buy! The kashmiri tea leaves are available at most supermarkets. If you can’t find these special leaves, green tea leaves will also do, although you will not get the same flavour.
Its supposed to be consumed without milk, but if simple black tea is not upto your taste, just add a spoon of warm milk to it!
Make this cup and be enveloped in the warmth this drink provides!ย 


Kashmiri Kahwa Tea

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Makes 2 cups
2 1/2 cups water
2 cloves
2 green cardamoms
1 inch cinnamon stick
2 tsp sugar or according to taste.
2 tsp Kashmiri Kawa tea leaves
4-5 strands of saffron
4-5 almonds- balanced and cut into thin strips

How to make it
1.In a mortar and pestle grind the cloves, cardamoms and cinnamon to a coarse powder.
2.Bring the water to a boil, add in the sugar and the spice powder. Allow it to simmer for 1 minute.
3. Drop in the leaves , cover and let it brew for 2 minutes.
4. While it brews add a spoon of warm water to the saffron strands and using the mortar & pestle make a smooth paste till the saffron strands dissolve and you get a beautiful orange liquid.
5. After 2 minutes of brewing add the saffron to the tea.
6. Strain and pour into warm tea cups( I pour some warm water into the cups to heat them). Garnish with almond shavings and serve immediately!

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Akriti says:

    Being a Kashmiri Pandit myself, i just love ‘kahwa’ . Thanks for sharing the recipe here ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. yumelicious says:

      You are most welcome Akriti! i just love its aromatic flavours!

  2. I love tea, and this looks like something I just have to try. Can I ask you: are Kashmiri Kawa tea leaves something special, or can I just use normal black tea leaves?

    1. yumelicious says:

      Hi, thanks for visiting the blog!
      Kashmiri tea is a special tea, processed in a different way! So yes using it will make the difference!
      If you don’t have this tea, you can’t use black tea leaves cause it has a very strong flavour. Just use some basic green tea leaves, original, with no flavour additions!

  3. PS: I know you said ‘green tea’, but there are so many to choose from.

  4. I recently got a chance to make it and liked it.It is so rich in Indian spices ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. fariyal says:

    When I was looking for the tea info, I came to think about this blog and Kashmir box also, This Blog Literally helped me about Tea thoughts thanks must follow them for interesting tea information.

  6. sam says:

    excellent blog, i never knew so much about kashmiri kahwa tea and its benefits. thank you for the information.

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