Kashmiri Kahwa and its Benefits

Kashmiri Saffron Kahwa which is also known as Qahwa tea has always been one of the gratifying beverages among Kashmiri’s, known for its enormous health benefits, delicious taste and aroma.

The year 2020 (A year that everyone will remember) marked the moment of the utmost priority for good health. In order to do so, it is important, instead of using external superfoods, to dig the advice of our ancestors and use old remedies to promote immunity. We now turn to our roots and look for ancient wisdom to maintain good health. In the period of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the building of immunity is a key concern, and we, therefore, have a Kashmiri Saffron Kahwa (Qahwa) recipe also known as Kesar tea that can help in improving your health. 


Kashmiri Qahwa (kehwa) is an absolute soul-warming drink infused with the goodness of green tea leaves, whole spices, healthy nuts and of course with the goodness of pure saffron served with the help of ever-famous Kashmiri samovar from ancient times. Kahwa tea is different according to the ingredient combination used, each having its own distinctive taste and aroma. A perfect Kashmiri kehwa tea comprises saffron, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, along with 1 or 2 dried fruits such as cherry, apple, pine nuts, pistachio nuts, walnuts, almonds, cashew nuts, and dried almonds or dates.

Benefits of Kashmiri Saffron Qahwa

  • Enhances Digestion and Improves Metabolism

Kahwa tea cleanses up the digestive system and stimulates metabolism. It also helps in alleviating digestive problems like constipation and digestive tract inflammation. A cup of Kashmiri kawa tea can help you get your digestion started properly. This Kashmiri tea thus primarily serves to assist in digesting heavy food.

  • Helps in reducing fat

It is eaten after meals in Kashmiri households as it not only improves digestion but also helps to remove fat, making it an ideal addition to the weight watch diet. It also helps avoid cholesterol accumulation in blood vessels and thereby decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Kashmiri Kahwa green tea contains polyphenols, which help improve the degree of fat oxidation and speed at which you make food calories in your body. People who drink tea every day, while they follow a daily diet, are known to reduce their weight by about 1,5 kgs per month.

  • Boost Immunity

The presence of saffron in Kahwa makes it a special beverage for building the immune system. Saffron is renowned for its vitamin B12 richness. In building human body immunity, vitamin B12 is important. In Kashmiri Kahwa, the antioxidants present in it may contribute, particularly in the winter, to combat infections and diseases. It also serves as a natural cure for poisons, colds, influenza and stuffing.

  • Relieves Stress

Kahwa tea, rich in antioxidants, makes you feel comfortable and decreases the level of anxiety. It also helps avoid the harmful effects of stress toxins in the body. Few sips of kahwa tea will alleviate any tension and fear induced by personal or professional aspects.

  • Healthy Skin

The rich foundation of Kashmiri Kahwa helps alleviate skin problems such as acne, dryness, and redness. The primary oils from adding broken almonds and walnuts contribute to the moisture of the skin from deep inside while preserving its natural luminosity. Kahwa has a lot of anti-ageing properties that keep the skin firm and juvenile. Since its spicy taste primarily is eaten in the colder areas, the body stays warm for longer hours. 

  • Energy Elevator

Kahwa tea isn’t just a healthy way to start the day, it also helps to refill you immediately  when you feel fatigued or lethargic. It’s the best drink for calming headaches, for cheering you and for exercise. A cup of tea in the middle of the day’s work will inspire you and make sure you’re doing better.

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