Most of us start our day with a hot cup of tea to energise and refresh ourselves. Over the years, teas have been much more than just a wakeup call. They have become a wonderful remedy that help in various health problems like from cold or an upset stomach, or even when fighting stress or morning sickness. Kawa tea is a beverage that is not only of delectable taste, but also offers a lot of health benefits. It has been a part of Kashmir’s cuisine since forever. During winters, all we want is a cosy blanket and with a hot cup of tea and enjoy the winter mornings. Especially during this season, a lot of people want to get off from regular tea and experience the magic of a healthy cup of Kashmiri Kawa.

Neha Ahuja, Founder of Kaashi Wellness said that "Kawa is known to be very eminent in Kashmir as it keeps one warm and cosy and is also considered as an immunity booster. The aromatic beverage is rich in spices, has antioxidant properties of green tea and has a bundle of health benefits. It has the goodness of spices like saffron, cloves and cinnamon, and is best for the winter season."

"Kawa tea is ideal for winters, as the winter breeze sets in, we do not get enough sun due to which we may dip in essential vitamins in our body, resulting in lethargy and body fatigue. Various scientists have written articles and proven that depletion of vitamin D causes body fatigue and lethargy. Packed with a number of nutritious and aromatic ingredients, this delicious tea is a complete package.

"This exotic tea is traditionally consumed during breakfast in the snow caped Kashmir valley and contains a blend of green tea leaves, saffron, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. The tea is usually garnished with almonds, dried fruits and walnuts to make it more delicious."

Here are some benefits listed by her:

Relieves Stress

Consuming a cup of Kawa Tea regularly at night will stimulate chemicals like dopamine, endorphins and serotonin which has a calming effect on the mind, alleviates it from stress and anxiety and helps one sleep better. The antioxidants work their magic on the liver to boost the cleansing of the body's toxins. 

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Building Up Your Body’s Defense System

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One of the major ingredients of Kashmiri Kawa Tea is Saffron which is known to be a great source of Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 helps in strengthening the immune system. The antioxidants found in the tea act as a natural home remedy to flu, cold, cough and chest congestion. It also helps in fighting infections and ailments.

Improves Metabolism And Energy

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The flavour-packed and antioxidant-rich tea invigorates your senses when you are feeling lethargic. It’s perfect to start your day and keep yourself energised throughout the day.

So get yourself a hot cup of Kashmiri Kawa and stay tuned to HerZindagi for more on how different teas can so wonders for our body.