Kahwa is more than just a beverage; it's a cultural symbol of Kashmir's traditions. Kahwah is also known as qehwah, which means "aromatic beverage." The word derives from the Arabic word "qahwah," and we can see why. Kashmiri kahwa ingredients include delectably fragrant spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, and saffron, as well as dried rose petals. These ingredients are boiled in water and then steeped with Kashmiri green tea.