The ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,’ as Keats called it, is here. Autumn has come calling, and with it, a chill in the air. While we Indians might not be able to enjoy the changing colours or falling orange and brown leaves, we can definitely enjoy some refreshing warm drinks to celebrate fall. Here are our six favourite warm and cosy Indian drinks to enjoy this fall season.
1. Kashmiri Kahwa Tea
Move over, spiced lattes, spiced tea is here! Kahwa is an aromatic, mild green tea. You can prepare this tea with whole spices, saffron, and nuts. This soothing drink is the perfect choice for a cosy evening drink. Besides the cosiness, Kashmiri Kahwa Tea has numerous health benefits as well. Kahwa is an energy booster, a remedy for seasonal colds, and it improves digestion among other benefits.
2. Noon Chai
Noon chai is a traditional Kashmiri beverage. Also known as gulabi chai or pink tea, it is made with gunpowder tea, milk, salt, and baking soda. Noon chai is traditionally made in a Kashmiri samovar. It has a distinct and refreshing taste that cleanses your palate. The perfect choice for a cosy fall season drink!
3. Sulaimani Tea
Sulaimani tea is a spiced black tea most popular in the Malabar region of southern India. Brew spices like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger to prepare this tea. Add a dash of lemon, and your Sulaimani tea is ready to be consumed. Add some mint leaves and enjoy this refreshing drink on a cool evening.
Every south Indian knows this spicy soup. Rasam is enriched with spices, and you can either have it like a soup or with rice. Some hot and tangy rasam is the perfect pick for an afternoon delight. Infused with tamarind, tomatoes and spices, it’s the best snuggling partner in this chilly weather.
5. Chukku Kaapi
Chukku Kaapi, or dry ginger coffee, is a popular drink from Kerala. Apart from keeping you warm in cold weather, it is also a home remedy for cold and cough. Brew some dried ginger and black pepper along with coffee powder to make this traditional coffee. Add jaggery instead of sugar to use a healthy sweetener and enjoy it this autumn.
6. Honey Lemon Ginger Tea
Honey lemon ginger tea is a tart and sweet drink best enjoyed in chilly weather. Infused with the health benefits of lemon and ginger, this is a great addition to a healthy diet. This flavourful drink will warm you up from the inside out. Taking a break in the middle of a workday or coming home after a tiresome day? Either way, honey lemon ginger tea will rejuvenate you.
What’s your favourite drink to snuggle up with? Tell us in the comments.
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