Noon Chai

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Noon Chai (also called Kashmiri tea, Pink tea,[1] and Sheer Chai) is a traditional tea beverage from Kashmir.[2] The name "Noon" comes from a local word for salt.

Noon chai is made from special tea leaves, milk, salt, pistachios, almonds.[3] Cinnamon is sometimes also added for flavor. A pinch of baking soda is added to help give it more of a pronounced pink colour. It is consumed in Kashmir twice a day, in morning and evening. It is also consumed in many parts of Pakistan at special occasions, weddings, and during the winter months when it is sold at many kiosks.

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  1. ^ "NOON CHAI / SALTY TEA / PINK TEA – KASHMIRI NAMKEEN CHAI". Life 'n' Such. April 16, 2007. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sheer Chai Recipe". [dead link]
  3. ^ "Noon Chai Recipe and History at Life-n-Such". 2007-04-16. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 

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