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kashmiri chai tea • pink tea

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

With a beautiful, rich, and luxurious taste, this is the fastest way to enjoy a nice cup of this tea.

yield 2 cup(s)
prep time 2 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For kashmiri chai tea • pink tea

  • 4 lg
    ice cubes
  • 2 c
    water, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
    Kashmiri chai leaves
  • 6
    green cardamom pods
  • 2 lg
    star anise
  • 2
    whole cloves
  • 1
    cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    whole milk
  • 1/2 c
    half-and-half (or substitute more whole milk)
  • 2 Tbsp
    raw sugar, or to taste
  • 2 pinch
    fleur de sel
  • 2 to 3 tsp
    pistachios, finely chopped

How To Make kashmiri chai tea • pink tea

  • 1
    Add ice cubes to 1 cup water; set aside.
  • 2
    In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add remaining 1 cup water, Kashmiri chai leaves, cardamom pods, star anise, whole cloves and cinnamon stick. Stir well and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • 3
    Stir in baking soda and boil until liquid is almost evaporated, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • 4
    Pour in the iced water through a fine sieve and discard the ice cubes. Add milk, half-and-half, sugar and salt. Stir and bring to a boil; cook for 1 minute.
  • 5
    Pour the mixture through a fine sieve and discard any solids.
  • 6
    Pour in a cup and garnish with pistachios. Yields 2 ½ cups.
  • 7
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