Srinagar: No Kashmiri breakfast is complete without Noon Chai or Pink Tea.
Now, Noon Chai is going places. These days the brew is becoming popular in other parts of the country. An Instagram reel by @yumyumindia, shows a pink tea being served at a stall in Lucknow but with a twist.
In this brief reel, the food blogger has captured the entire mood of Lucknow followed by making and serving pink tea in a unique way to the customers.
The video begins with a vendor crushing a crunchy bread into a traditional Kashmiri cup then loading it with a large dollop of what appears to be either homemade white butter or cream.
Then he pours the pink tea from a samovar, which appears to be different from the one used in Kashmir.
The video so far has gathered more than 4.5 lakh likes and thousands of comments. The subscribers in the comment section describe their experience with the pink tea served in Lucknow.
Some of the subscribers who have had noon chai in Kashmir or Ladakh were quick to make comments about its preparation and taste.
Traditionally the pink salt tea is very much famous in Kashmir and many visitors like to taste it in the valley.
There have been additions in the making of the tea in other states as people are now making it sweet by substituting butter with cream to suit the taste buds of those who are not acquainted with salty drinks.