Kashmiri kawa tea

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Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time      : 5 minutes
Serves                : 2 members


After a long tedious road trip from sri nagar to gulmarg in Kashmir. We were welcomed at the vintage hotel with hot Kashmiri kawa tea. I am not a tea person but in that cold and chill wether, I wanted to soothe myself with a hot drink. Took a cup and saw almonds and saffron floating. My mom with raised eyebrows gave a sign with out opening her mouth expressing the tea is too good. I took my first sip and it was refreshing with a new combination of nuts and saffron in it. I shamelessly had another cup too. I made sure to ask the waiter who came to pick up the cups after some time about what this tea’s name is. He told “kawa”. Now I wanted to know how it is made. Though we have access to a million recipes of any dish that we want to know about, there is nothing like getting to know a recipe through the concerned person who made it. I made sure to get the recipe from the chef there. Through out my gang ( parents, children and hubby dear ) were making fun of me about thi. Well only a food fanatic like me will know what it means to get a recipe, then try it out and share it with you all for free with a bonus of my thoughts and crazy stories attached with it. Kashmir with its abundance of natural beauty offered me a wide range of their authentic tea’s too. That did get me addicted and yet another reason to fall in love over and over again with Kashmir.

Green tea1 teaspoon
Almonds7 peeled and powdered coarsely
Cinnamon1 inch piece
Sugar3 teaspoons
Saffrona pinch
Water3 cups


  • Grind green tea, cinnamon and cardamom’s to a coarse powder.
  • Boil 3 cups of water. Add the coarse powder. Boil for five minutes in low flame.
  • Strain the tea. Add sugar and saffron. Mix well. Garnish with almonds and serve hot.