About Kashmiri Kahwa – A Taste of Kashmir’s Green Tea
Who doesn’t want a hot beverage first thing in the morning? Isn’t that how most of us would like to start our day? Some begin with tea, others with coffee, and still others with a combination of these beverages. Here we will explore about Kashmiri Kahwa. the But have you ever wondered how the mornings begin in Kashmir’s remote villages? What do the locals eat first thing in the morning?
It’s the special tea of kashmir. Kahwah!
The word Kahwa derives from the Arabic word “qahwah,” which means aromatic beverage, and we can see why. Kashmiri kahwa ingredients include delectably fragrant spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, and saffron, as well as dried rose petals, are boiled in water and then steeped with Kashmiri green tea. This kashmiri kahwa tea is then poured over slivered almonds and saffron, giving Kashmiri Kahwa Tea a deep flavour and richness. The beverage can be sweetened with honey or sugar if desired.
It’s more than just a beverage; it’s a cultural symbol of Kashmir’s traditions. Kahwah is also known as qehwa, kehwa, or kahwa, and is known as the Green Tea of Kashmir. Sure, that would pique your interest in this heritage drink, which is primarily prepared and consumed in Afghanistan, Pakistan, some regions of Central Asia, and, of course, the Kashmir Valley.
A common daily ritual of Kashmiris that not only refreshes and energises you for the rest of the day, but is much more than a wakeup call. You’ll understand why.
But first,…It’s Origin!
There is no documented evidence of the invention of Kahwa. An older generation of Kashmiris believes that the silk route brought Kahwa tea leaves to Kashmir. Many locals believe that kashmiri kahwa recipe originated in the first or second century from the Yarkand valley (now in China) during the Kushan empire.
Kashmiri Hindus have always called kahwa “Mogul chai” since its inception. That is, the Mughal emperors introduced this tea to the valley back then. However, historically, kahwah has been popular as a drink throughout Central and Middle East Asia.
Kashmiris and Kahwa are Inseparable.
And there’s a good reason for it. In places like Kashmir and elsewhere, the majority of the year is defined by a solid winter season. Kashmir, which is characterised by cold chilling wind and snow, is the best suitable place to begin the day with kashmiri kahwa. As it keeps you warm, healthy, and refreshed all day and every day.
Benefits of Kahwa
When looking at the health benefits of Kahwa, it may appear to be similar to Green Tea. But wait a minute, kahwah is more than just a hot drink; it’s a complete health tonic. We guarantee a significant improvement in your health after consuming it on a regular basis. Here are some of the advantages of taking Kahwah on a daily basis. Find out for yourself the benefits of kahwa tea.
- Best Stress Remedy.
- Improves Concentration.
- Helps in Digestion.
- Burn Fat.
- An Antioxidant for your Body.
- Relieve Headaches/ Migraines.
- Better Eyesight.
- Refreshes and Energizes the Body.
- Remedy for Cold.
But before moving any further, keep these things in mind before making Kahwa
And, before you take a sip of Kahwa, keep these things in mind to get the most out of this Kashmiri heritage drink. Traditionally, kahwah is made in a copper kettle known as a samovar—a brass/copper kettle with a central cavity intended for burning coals. There is some room in the vessel for the ingredients to warm up, and there is a nozzle to pour out the tea.
The kashmiri kahwa green tea is a celebratory drink. Typically served in a bronze cup after it has been prepared. Some people serve it in tiny shallow cups after family dinners and Wazwan. In order to provide the guests with a memorable ending.
Varieties/ Modifications in Kahwa
There are different types of Kahwas, found in different parts of Kashmir. In Gulmarg, for example, we had the one with green tea and almonds. We could only get it with Saffron and honey in Srinagar.
The best part about Kahwa is that you can customise it to your liking in terms of mix and proportions, as well as your health. Exactly like our regular Chai all over the country.
Best place to enjoy a Sip of Kahwa
The Houseboats on Dal Lake in Kashmir are the best place to sip this hot beverage. Served as soon as you enter this sailing paradise. Enjoy a romantic evening with your partner while sipping Kahwa and admiring the beauty of Kashmir Great Lakes and the mesmerising beauty of the Valley.
Are you planning a trip to Kashmir?
Moustache Escapes brings you an amazing experience of Kashmir with our range of curated and customizable kashmir trip packages. We also provide treks and tours across the country. Book now or reach out to us for any travel related enquiries. Also, when not in Kashmir, girnar desi kahwa can give you the authentic taste of the Kashmiri Kahwa.
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Till then, enjoy your Kahwa. A trademark beverage from kashmir.