Tea Curry Noon Chai Leaves Review – Perfectly Pink (2023)
Tea Curry Noon Chai might be the simplest way to brew a cup of Kashmiri namkeen chai anywhere in the world.
Noon chai gets its name from one of the ingredients that go in it – salt. Kashmir’s staple beverage, this pink tea has some out-of-the-ordinary ingredients like baking soda, nuts and salt.
Achieving that pink hue is a task, since there’s a lot of beating, aeration, flavoring that goes behind the scenes. We came across this pack of tea leaves that add convenience to this process, while eliminating the steps. In this Tea Curry Noon Chai Long Leaf Tea review, we describe our experience with the product.
This is definitely worth a buy, but why?
Here is all the crucial information on these tea leaves.
|Tea Curry Noon Chai||Product Information|
|Net Quantity||50 gms|
|Shelf life||18 months|
|Buy Now||On Amazon|
Our Review Factors
During our review process for Tea Curry Noon Chai, we took into account factors like the appearance, flavor, fragrance, and the ingredients used.
How close does it come to the authentic counterpart across the above-mentioned parameters?
The blend of ingredients lends Noon Chai its peculiar taste. Kashmiri tea leaves are brewed with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). It also uses a range of flavorful spices and nuts. The flavor profile of this unique beverage is creamy, floral, and slightly smoky. Since the list of ingredients varies from home to home, some Kashmiri teas may have a citrusy flavor or may also have sweet-warm flavors like those of cardamom and cinnamon.
Did the noon chai by Tea Curry replicate this?
2. Aroma and appearance
Kashmiri tea is pink, owing to the addition of sodium bicarbonate.
Did you know- sodium bicarbonate reacts with the compound (chlorophyll) that is naturally present in these tea leaves and gives birth to the pink shade.
Floral, milky, or salty- how was the aroma?
The components and the brewing process are crucial to make the most flavorful Gulabi chai. How does Tea Curry Noon Chai Long Leaf tea add convenience with its product?
4. Other Parameters
We checked the price, packaging, instructions, and ingredients under this section.
Tea Curry Noon Chai – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
50 grams of the tea leaves were packed in a black resealable pouch. This is priced at Rs 349/- and has a shelf life of 18 months. There are graphics of tea leaves and a prepared cup of tea, eye-catchy!
Pure Noon Chai or Kashmiri Pink tea leaves is the only ingredient used.
Our Preparation + Reviewing Process
While we followed the preparation process as mentioned on the pack, our experience and result may vary from those of yours. Why, you ask. That’s because the quantity of milk and addition of ingredients may not be the same. For instance, Kashmiri tea can also be served with sugar to someone who doesn’t prefer salt. Then come the spices and nuts.
We brewed 2 grams of these tea leaves in 180 ml of water until the concoction turned frothy. Once we were at this stage, we added a pinch of baking soda, stirred vigorously for 10 seconds. We brewed spices like cardamom, cinnamon, star anise and added 180 ml of water again. This was let brew until a vibrant red hue was developed.
In another pan, we boiled 20 ml of milk on medium heat, added the tea and spice liquid, whisked to get a froth, and off the flame.
Before serving, we added just a pinch of salt, and here’s how the review went.
Just like its aroma during brewing, the flavors are very delicate too. Now, noon chai isn’t something everyone enjoys. The taste has to be acquired, picked up over time.
Tea Curry Noon Chai had a luscious consistency. The flavors of aromatic spices were appreciated and paired well with the milkiness. Elevate your tea experience by pairing this with a baked, buttery snack.
One of our reviewers found this to be reminiscent of her time in Jammu when she was young. The noon chai she had there, had a generous amount of pistachios, and was lightly sweetened. Initially just fascinated by the attractive pink color of the beverage, she started enjoying this over years during wintertime.
- Good quality leaves.
- Clear instructions.
- Delicate tasting.
- Packaged well.
Looking to make noon chai at home? These Kashmiri tea leaves are a must-try.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Tea Curry Noon Chai.
The pack does not mention if these are organic or not.
These are loose tea leaves, not bags.
No. This is a single ingredient product. There are no added preservatives.
Noon chai is made from a type of green tea (Kashmiri tea leaves).
Noon chai is warming owing to the ingredients that go into it like cinnamon, star anise and nuts. So yes, it may help relieve symptoms of cold.
Tea Curry Noon Chai Long Leaf Tea gets a thumbs up from us! Not only does it taste authentic, but the color, the fragrance had us going down the memory lane.
What’s your preferred winter beverage?