Following is the recipe of Kashmiri Chai (Chai means Tea in Urdu/Hindi) or generally known as pink tea:
Water – 2 cups Green Tea leaves – 2-3 teaspoons Salt and/or Sugar (according to your taste) Green cardamoms – 4 Milk – 2 cups A pinch of Baking soda or Saffron (It will give pink color to the tea) Crushed dry fruits (Almonds and Pistachios preferably) Cream (optional)
Green Tea leaves
Pour 2 cups water in a pot and make sure that the pot you are using has a broad base. Crush green cardamoms in your hand until seeds come out. Add both the seeds and shell in the water. Add green tea leaves. Also, add baking soda or Saffron. Using soda or saffron will give pink color to the tea. Let the mixture simmer and boil for about 20 minutes until the water is reduced to half.