Noon chai is a popular tea of Kashmir that many people love. While it is known for its health benefits, there are many roadside stalls in India now that are preparing it with their own variations. Like this video shared by a food blogging page on Instagram that shows ‘pink chai’ being prepared in Lucknow. The video was uploaded on January 14 and it has got over 11 million views since then. However, many people in the comments section pointed out that it is not pink chai but the traditional Kashmiri tea known as noon chai.
The video was uploaded by the page known as Yum Yum India. In the video, the street vendor is seen crushing a fan puff to put it in a cup. Then he puts a dollop of butter or cream inside the cup and pours the noon tea from a traditional container known as a samovar. “Pink Chai in Lucknow,” says the caption of the video.
Watch the video below:
Noon means salt in Kashmiri and it is a traditional drink. However, many people have started preparing it by using sweet condiments to add a variation to the taste.
Many Instagram users pointed out in the comments that it is not pink chai but the Kashmiri drink known as noon chai.
“It’s Noon Chaii Not Pink Chai!” commented an Instagram user. “That’s call Kashmiri chai not pink chai,” said another.
While many people wanted to taste this drink there were many others who were not impressed by its pink colour.
What are your thoughts about this chai?