Kashmiri kahwa is a specially brewed tea which has the kahwa tea leaves, almonds, saffron, cinnamon and cardamoms brewed to a specific consistency. This tea is a must after every meal in a Kashmiri household. Authentic recipe for my quest .
Kahwa tea leaves- 1 tsp
Green cardamoms- 3
Cinnamon- 1 inch stick
Sugar- 3 tsp
Saffron- 3 strands
1) Crush the kahwa tea leaves. Coarsely crush the cardamoms and cinnamon. 2) If you powder them you won't be able to strain them later and the taste would be overwhelming. 3) Crush the almonds coarsely and set aside. 4) Boil three cups of water with the kahwa leaves and crushed cinnamon and cardamoms.
5) If you want add saffron in addtion once you bring the tea to boil and let it simmer for five minutes. The tea would be dark by now. 6) Strain the tea and garnish with almonds when you serve. If you don't mind leaving the spices you can leave them.
7) I left the cardamoms though I took off the cinnamon because it was small pieces that could choke if swallowed.