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How to Make Sheer Chai (Pink Tea)

Sheer chai from Kashmir with its distinctive pink color. Sheer Chai also called Salt tea, Sheer Chai, Pink tea. Kashmiri tea is a traditional tea beverage made in Kashmir. The name “Noon” refers not to the time of day, but is a local word for salt- “Noon”.
It is made from special tea leaves, milk, and salt. A pinch of baking soda is added to help give it a pink color. It is prepared with pistachios and cardamom and is consumed primarily at special occasions, weddings, and during the winter months when it is sold at many kiosks.


  1. Water – 2 cup
  2. Green tea – 2 tsp
  3. Milk – 2 cups
  4. Baking soda – ¼ tsp
  5. Salt – to taste
  6. Green cardamoms – 2
  7. Star anise – 1
  8. Cream/malai – as required
  9. Crushed almond and pistachio – 1 tbsp


Put 1 cup of water, tea and baking soda in a saucepan. Bring to boil until color of tea turns reddish brown and water left half quantity, mix well. Now add one cup cold water, cardamom and star anise.  Boil again for 5 minutes. Add salt and milk, color of tea will turn pink. Boil 1 more minute, strain and pour in cups. Garnish with some cream/malai, crushed almond and pistachio. Serve with hot roth and enjoy.

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