A Vintage Kashmiri Pink Tea Recipe (Noon Chai)

pink in cup, beside the cup spoon and rose on the plate.

Teas are the most necessary & satisfying drink in winter within all over the world.

Different regions produce different kinds of tea, for instance, rose tea, fennel tea, and Kashmiri tea.

Pink tea recipe, originally from the Himalayas, is known by various names throughout South Asia, some of which refer to its peculiar hue and flavor, such as noon chai (salt tea) and gulabi chai (rose-hued tea). Baking soda and salt are important components.

Kashmiri pink tea recipe, a pink beverage, is offered for sale by tea vendors. Pink tea, made with green tea, has a salty flavor in contrast to its strawberry milkshake-like appearance.

The millennial-pink beverage is hugely popular as a drink and a color.

When the temperature in Kashmir drops below zero, milk, butter, and powdered dry fruits are added to the tea. Because it is satiating and comforting for the body, this makes this tea perfect for winter.

How to Make Pink Tea (Noon Chai)?

pink in cup, beside the cup spoon and rose on the plate.

A Vintage Kashmiri Pink Tea Recipe (Noon Chai)

Mansi Akaveeya
The Kashmiri pink tea recipe has a thick, rich, buttery, slightly thick, deep pink, and pleasant texture. It has a mystical cardamom and saffron fragrance.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Beverages
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 Heating Pan
  • 1 Spoon
  • 2-3 Mugs


  • 1-2 cups Water
  • 1 Star anise
  • 10-12 Cloves
  • 8-10 Cardamoms
  • ½ stick Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 6 tsp Kashmiri tea leaves or Green tea
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • 1 cup Ice water
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 ½ tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Pistachio
  • 1 tsp Almonds
  • ½ cup Cream optional


  • Put water, star anise, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon, baking soda, and Kashmiri chai (green tea leaves) in a pan.
  • Stir thoroughly with a spoon and bring to a simmer. Keep vigorously pouring liquid using a spoon.
  • Allow the tea mixture to rest for a good while before boiling it and cooking it for exactly one minute.
  • Add cold water after turning off the heat. Ice-cold water is added to maintain the vibrant pink color.
  • With the spoon, carefully pour it once more for approximately a minute.
  • Restart the heat and allow the mixture to boil for 10 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add salt and sugar. Re-boil the liquid.
  • Add the milk to the steeping tea mixture while continuing to mix.
  • Allow to boil for 10 minutes. This tea will become stronger, richer, and creamier the longer it is boiled.
  • Pour the tea into mugs and top with chopped almonds or dried fruit.
  • Serve it alongside your preferred snacks and enjoy it.


  • Without adding milk, keep this tea in the flask in the refrigerator for up to two days. Whenever you wish to drink this tea, add milk and re-boil it.
  • I advise adding saffron because it gives the drink a pleasant flavor.
  • Use Kashmiri tea for the best results; if you don’t have any, you can substitute green tea, although, in my personal experience, green tea does not produce a pink color while tasting extremely close to Kashmiri tea. 
  • As an alternative, you can use pink food coloring. But that is a hack and not the real deal.
Keyword kashmiri tea, noon chai, pink tea

This Kashmiri pink tea recipe has a thick, buttery, slightly thick, and rich texture that is yet pleasant. Additionally, it has a nutty crunch and a beautiful aroma of cardamom and saffron.

Everything you could want as a beverage for Valentine’s Day is in this recipe for Kashmiri Pink Chai (tea).

It almost reminds me of a milky dessert. It is warm, sweet, creamy, delicious, thick, and deep pink. If you’re calling it a special Valentine’s Day tea recipe, pink is required. Right?


What ingredients make pink tea?

Kashmiri chai, also known as pink tea, is a milk tea garnished with crushed almonds and has a dusty pink tint. Green tea leaves and baking soda are used to make the tea, combined with milk to give it a distinctive pink hue.

What gives Kashmiri Pink Tea its pink color?

What makes Kashmiri tea pink? Traditional Kashmiri chai has a great flavor and a unique pink color. The pink tone in tea results from a reaction between the chlorophyll in the tea and the bicarbonate of soda that is added to boiling tea leaves, not from an artificial (or natural) coloring.

What flavor does pink tea have?

The typical descriptions of pink tea flavors include citrus and milky notes. Although the tea’s traditional name includes the word “chai,” the flavor is very different from that of conventional chairs, which often contain a mixture of spices like cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and others.

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