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Peshawari Green Tea (Qehwa)

Peshawari Green Tea (Qehwa)

Simple things are the best things in life, my perspective at least. If things are kept simple and drama free you get to enjoy and appreciate even the little things and you get to be more productive. Take this humble green tea for instance… it is so quick and easy to make that I was done preparing and photographing it under 30 minutes. To be honest it was ready in five minutes but since my photography skills are practically zero, it took me about twenty minutes. Just don’t ask how long it is taking me to write a post about it 🙂

Practically each and everyone of us have a different way of making green tea; depending on locality, tradition, culture, preference and of course weather. It is all about blending aromatic ingredients together and simmering to perfection. This one is my new favorite as it is the simplest one I have learnt so far with literally three ingredients including water. A perfect finishing touch to any meal! Fresh and quality green tea leaves will ensure good result. You can also use green tea bags. One tea bag is enough to make two cups.

Peshawari Green Tea (Qehwa)

A traditional aromatic tea that blends well with every meal.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Pakistani
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 2
Author Heenie


  • 7-8 green cardamoms, slightly crushed
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp green tea or use 1 tea bag
  • sugar as required
  • lemon as required


  1. In a stainless steel sauce pan combine crushed cardamoms and water.

  2. Place on medium flame and bring to a gentle boil. 

  3. Let boil for about 10-15 seconds.

  4. Add in green tea. If using a green tea bag, tear it open and take out the contents (green tea leaves that is) and add to boiling water.

  5. Switch the flame off as soon as you add green tea and cover the pot.

  6. Let the tea steep for about a minute or two. 

  7. Strain the tea/qehwa into cups. 

  8. Serve immediately with lemon and sugar. 

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