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Noon ChaiTackling new culinary challenges is one of my great joys, and I’m always on the lookout for new techniques to try. As it happens, I also love all things floral and pink so when I came across this Noon Chai, it went to the top of my list.

Traditionally made for brides on their wedding day or for special occasions, the drink gets it’s beautiful color from aerating the green tea and adding a pinch of baking soda. The two react, creating a deep rouge color. Never did I realize that a cup of tea would require such a technique!  After several failed attempts on mastering this delicacy, luck would have it that a wonderful customer at the spice shop gave me some important tips!

The result was unlike any cup of tea I’ve ever had. The tea is creamy, floral and scented with cardamom, star anise and roses — with just a little Himalayan pink salt. We garnished the tea with pistachios, rose petals and a star anise, making it a tasty afternoon treat. The marriage between sweet and salty is just perfect.

Noon Chai MisA special thanks to Hassaan Arshad, for sharing his moms technique and giving me the tools to master this treat!


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