Qahwa (Kashmiri Tea)

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Charishma_Ramchanda

A real good tea that wakes you up from sleep and refreshes you on a tired evening after the day's work!

Top Review by Roosie

This is a terrific tasty tea, Charishma! It has a nice subtle green tea flavor and a lovely spice combination. I did use the optional saffron, which I found to be the dominant flavor, although the cinnamon, and cardamom flavors do show through nicely. I don't really know what flavor the almonds add to this. Very tasty though! I halved the recipe for just BF and I with a drop of honey and milk! Thank you for a lovely variation on green tea!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 small cardamoms, shelled and powdered
  • 1 12 inches cinnamon, powdered
  • 1 teaspoon fresh green tea
  • 5 almonds, shredded
  • 6 pieces saffron, crushed (optional)
  • sugar


  1. Place water and tea leaves in a pan.
  2. Boil and strain.
  3. Put in the cardamom, cinnamon, shredded almonds and saffron.
  4. Heat.
  5. Pour into individual cups.
  6. Serve at once.

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