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1 scant TB for 450mL water, no milk or sweetener.

On my second attemot with the Chocolare Chili Chai. I expected to like this one, but I’m underwhelmed.

Lots of really good chocolate aroma, but very little tea aroma. I think the base is a China black. I dunno, I can’t help thinking an India black would have been a better choice. No real heat, just a minor nibble from the chilis on the aftertaste. Except for the Chai Guarana, I’ve found anything labelled ‘chai’ from David’s Tea to be a bit dull. No true heat, no singing marriage of hot and sweet spices. Not for me.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
heatherwassing

Without going back, I can’t see if you’ve tried/rated their Cinnamon Chai rooibos.
IT has heat and sweet. I recon you should give it a whirl, if you want satisfying spiciness from David’s.

heatherwassing

PS: I am desperately sad that you didn’t like this. I will remember to maybe amp up the tea:water? I generally do with David’s Tea teas. I need more slap-in-the-mouth than they generally offer.

Michelle Butler Hallett

I have tried David’s Cinnamon Chai Rooibos and LOVED it. Thanks for reminding me. I have some left in a packet; must brew some today.

I’m gonna try the Chocolate Chai one more time today. I think you’re right about amping up the tea:water ratio. I might add a pinch of Assam, too.

katgolik

Couldn’t agree more with your assessment!

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heatherwassing

Without going back, I can’t see if you’ve tried/rated their Cinnamon Chai rooibos.
IT has heat and sweet. I recon you should give it a whirl, if you want satisfying spiciness from David’s.

heatherwassing

PS: I am desperately sad that you didn’t like this. I will remember to maybe amp up the tea:water? I generally do with David’s Tea teas. I need more slap-in-the-mouth than they generally offer.

Michelle Butler Hallett

I have tried David’s Cinnamon Chai Rooibos and LOVED it. Thanks for reminding me. I have some left in a packet; must brew some today.

I’m gonna try the Chocolate Chai one more time today. I think you’re right about amping up the tea:water ratio. I might add a pinch of Assam, too.

katgolik

Couldn’t agree more with your assessment!

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I prefer straight teas but will try almost anything … so long as it’s not tainted with hibiscus. I loathe hibiscus.

Oolongs and blacks are my favourites.

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