From the wide variety of teas, this one is indeed the most pleasing to the eye and the tastebuds. Picture yourself sitting on your veranda sipping on a pink, silk smooth, piping hot, and tempting tea and having almonds or pistachios in every sip. Sounds luxurious, doesn’t it? Yes, we are talking about pink tea.
Though this name might be foreign to a lot of people, this tempting is enjoyed whole-heatedly by people of Asian Countries like India, China, and South Asia. Especially by the people of Kashmir. It is also called Kashmiri Tea because of its color or Noon chai. In the local language, Noon is referred to as “salt,” and because salt is an ingredient of this tempting tea, it is called Noon chai.
Apart from its rich taste Noon Chai, Gulabi chai, Kashmiri tea, or pink tea has umpteen amounts of nutrients like Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin C, calcium, Sodium, fiber, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, and much more, which can be a boon for the human body.
As this tea has umpteen amounts of golden nutrients. This tea has been used traditionally to cure several health-related issues, and it can help in curing heart-related diseases, bloating, bone-related diseases, indigestion, obesity, cancer, skin-related diseases, dental diseases, stress, and much more.
As pink tea has a lot of qualities that can benefit the human body in many ways, one should consume it daily by introducing it into the regular diet. Here are the three elaborated benefits that you need to know:
It helps in relieving stress
In any form, stress is bad. Stress may lead to low sex drive, difficulty in concentration, disorganized sleeping patterns, unhealthy sleeping habits, and even psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression, and whatnot. These diseases can make it difficult for an individual to live a normal life. It is very important to adopt habits and consume food items that keep stress at bay. Pink tea being rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C helps in improving the purification of body toxins by terminating the damage caused by free radicals in the body. Also, it promotes the production of happy hormones, namely endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin, eventually keeping an individual happy and stress-free.
Helps in keeping you energetic
A lethargic person is good for nothing rather than sleeping the whole day, whereas an active individual carries out daily activities normally and stays fit and healthy. But there are a lot of things that make an individual lethargic, which include Overexertion, Stress, A lack of exercise, and much more. It is very important to consume food items that provide energy. Pink tea can be a perfect power- booster for people who feel lethargic. Containing high calories, protein, and carbohydrates, pink tea, when consumed on an empty stomach in the morning, has proved to build up positive energy, which eventually makes an individual feel active and full of energy. Also, it helps in lowering stress which is the main cause of stress.
Helps in promoting bones health
Strong bones are an asset. The weakening of bones leads to difficulty in carrying out our day-to-day activities. After menopause or age 40, women start losing bone mass. Various reasons contribute to that decreasing estrogen levels, lack of physical activity, and poor nutrition can be a few to name. As a result, they may face diseases such as Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, and much more. A diet rich in calcium and other nutrients that promote bone health should be consumed. Pink tea is rich in magnesium, vitamin C, potassium, and sodium, nutrients that promote bone health and helps in promoting bone density and health.
How to make Kashmiri tea at home?
You might be tempted to try this tea after knowing about its luxurious taste and amazing benefits. Not to worry! You do not have to visit Kashmir to have this tea. Instead, you can make it at home easily. And if you do not have a samovar (a metallic container traditionally used to boil water), then there is no need to worry; you can make this in a normal kettle as well. Just fetch some noon chai tea leaves from the market, and we are all set!
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon noon chai tea leaves
1/4 table spoon salt
¼ glass of milk
A pinch of baking soda
Cardamom powder as per requirement
Roughly chopped pistachios or almonds
Prepare a kettle to boil the water. Add 1 cup of water and let it boil. Now, as the water starts boiling, add Kashmir tea leaves into it and let it boil for half an hour. After that, add ¼ teaspoon salt to it. Keep stirring the tea till the salt gets dissolved. While brewing the tea, add a pinch of baking soda along with the cardamom powder. You may notice bubbles appearing as soon as the baking soda is added. Keep stirring, and after a few minutes, you’ll notice the color change. The color will turn bright red at this point; reduce the heat and add the ¼ milk to it. Bring it to a boil, and the tea is ready. Garnish with some almonds and pistachio, and serve hot!