Pink Tea Café was just about to launch as a physical café in central London. But 2020 had other plans and so we began online instead! We are excited about 2021 for our physical launch where we will serve freshly brewed chai's alongside our speciality tea selection and handcrafted sweet gifts.
So What is Pink Tea?
Pink Tea (also known as Kashmiri Chai) is a drink that warms the soul in its appearance and taste. Originating from Kashmir, it was traditionally used as a medicinal drink. It is made using a special green tea leaf rolled into tight pellets that retain its subtly sweet, smooth flavour and honeyed aroma.
Green tea leaves undergo a special brewing process for 2 hours with cardamom, cinnamon and brown sugar until it turns to a deep crimson red colour. It is then lightened to pink upon adding milk and served with crushed pistachio.
A sweet, mellow chai with a light buttery texture and nutty crunch. It is rarely found in London because of the skill and time it takes in making. If you would like a masterclass on how to create this special chai please reach out to us. Otherwise you can follow us @Pinkteacafe to hear the news of our café launch that will serve this fresh every day.