How to make Kashmiri Kahwa 🍡

There’s nothing quite like nestling up with a warm cup of tea on a cold day.

Here are 3 reasons why it’s a bit of heaven:

  1. Kahwa tea is a delightful blend of aromatic spices that creates a soothing and invigorating experience that tantalizes the senses.
  2. This exquisite tea is infused with the goodness of natural ingredients, offering numerous health benefits, from its rich antioxidants to its ability to aid digestion and boost metabolism.
  3. With its unique and captivating flavor profile, Kahwa tea provides a moment of tranquility, transporting you to the serene valleys of Kashmir with every sip.

The Recipe 🍡

Time to make: 20 Minutes


  • 4 teaspoons green tea leaves 
  • 2 inches of cinnamon (preferably Ceylon cinnamon-which is tan, brown, thin and forms multiple layers when rolled up)
  • 2 cardamoms 
  • 2 cloves
  • ΒΌ cup almonds
  • 10-12 strands of saffron 
  •  1 teaspoon sugar (optional) 
  • 5-6 dried pink rose petals for sweet aroma and health (optional) 


  • Lightly crush cinnamon, green cardamoms and cloves (in a mortar-pestle)
  • Sliver/slice (preferred) or crush the almonds 
  • In a pot, add 2 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil
  • Add cinnamon, cardamoms, and cloves
  • Allow the mixture to simmer for 5-7 minutes
  • Add sugar, stir to dissolve
  • Add green tea leaves to the boiling water
  • Steep the tea for 2-3 minutes
  • Strain the tea into cups
  • Add almonds and saffron
  • Add rose petals to elevate the experience

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