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Also known as Noon Chai or Kashmiri Chai, this amazingly pink beverage is made from the same tea leaves as green tea but varies dramatically in taste. A bit salty and incredibly creamy, this chai (tea) is as unique in taste as it is in appearance.

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Step 1: Gathering Supplies

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Ingredients
32 ounces of milk
32 ounces cold water
12oz of cold water

1/4 tsp salt
2 heaping tbsp Kashmiri Chai or Green Tea
1/2 tsp baking soda
cinnamon stick (about 2 inches long)
6 green cardamom pods
4 tbsp sugar (or to taste)

finely chopped pistachios and/or almonds for garnishing

This recipe will yield 4-5 cups of Pink Chai

Step 2: Throwing it all in

Over hi heat, pour cold water into pot. Add in Kashmiri chai, salt, baking soda, cinnamon stick and cardamom pods. Allow it to come to a boil, then lower to medium heat and cover. Allow to cook for 30 minutes, but check on it every 10 minutes, to make sure the water hasn't all evaporated.

Step 3: Stirring

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After 30 minutes, add in 12oz of cold water. Stir vigorously for 5 minutes.

Step 4: Becoming pink

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Add in milk and sugar. Allow to come to a boil, then partially cover. Lower heat and allow to cook for 10 minutes., with the cover half on. You'll notice that the color is becoming a nice shade of pink!

Step 5: Sieving & Garnishing

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Sieve the Chai, and once chai is poured into cups, sprinkle chopped almonds and/or pistachios on top. Its ready to drink! Yum!
snoop91111 months ago

Why is there 2 listings for cold water,

32 ounces cold water
12oz of cold water

Can 44 ounces (oz) be added at once?

amalkhan (author)  snoop91111 months ago

No actually. It should be added in at two separate times. The first time to steep the tea which will extract the flavor from the tea leaves. The second time "shocks" the tea leaves, and helps to turn the color.

hde souza111 months ago
This sounds delicious. will have to try it. thanks for sharing
xtreemmughal11 months ago
I love green tea !!!
sabu.dawdy11 months ago

something we often get in winter weddings (pakistan) :D

chloelynn11 months ago
I love chai tea!!! This is going to be sooo awesome to make!!!! Thanks
amalkhan (author) 11 months ago

For later use, I put it in the fridge and it'll be good for a couple days. However if you only steep the tea leaves in water, it'll keep for much longer. Just don't add any of the other things mentioned in step 1 besides the cold water.

ArvidJense11 months ago

Looks delicious! Do you drink it all at once, or make a big batch to keep some and reheat it?