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Butter chicken and chai. Because I can!

I just picked this up a couple hours ago so it’s fresh out of the canister. The chocolate aroma immediately made me think of Read My Lips, so I figured I’d love this. At first I was kind of regretting getting only 10g.

That regret quickly diminished once I steeped this chai. Again, it smells like a mintless Read My Lips, which is nice and all, but where’s the spice? Even the peppercorns? I got maybe one or two in my packet. How can you even classify this as a chai (in the Masala chai sense)?

I get no heat from this whatever. If it were actually, simply RMP minus the mint I wouldn’t mind as much, as I enjoy the chocolate flavour in that, but it has that underlying artificial sweetness that a lot of other DT teas have.

Without additives, it’s a thin, faint chocolate black with that signature (I might as well use that term at this point) artificial sweetness.

With milk and brown sugar, it’s better. The soy milk lends the chocolate a hand, and at least the brown sugar covers up some of that artificial sweetness from the tea itself. Go figure.

Gabriela

I am surprised you didn’t get heat… I did with mine. It was awesome. I think this one is one on my favorites.

Lynne-tea

=) I had chicken vindaloo just the other night. Deeeelish!

Fjellrev

Maybe I didn’t get that much heat since there were only like three peppercorns total in the 10g.

Indian food FTW! It keeps you on your toes when you have a lot of school work to do.

CrowKettle

I found this one lacking in spice too. Where did you go for butter chicken? I’m looking for a good Indian restaurant in Victoria.

Fjellrev

I actually made it at home with Olivieri butter chicken sauce. I did try butter chicken at the Tibetan Kitchen a few weeks ago and it was pretty good. Worth checking out if you haven’t done so already.

Tealizzy

I tried this in the store TWICE, and I didn’t get much flavor from it. I don’t think they steep their samples very long. Have you tried chili chocolate truffle from Della Terra? I still haven’t tried my first order of it yet, but it should be interesting!

Fjellrev

Awesome, I’m waiting for my first Della Terra order to come in, but I ultimately passed on it. Perhaps due to mixed reviews? But I’ll keep an eye out for your review! Sounds like it should be good.

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Gabriela

I am surprised you didn’t get heat… I did with mine. It was awesome. I think this one is one on my favorites.

Lynne-tea

=) I had chicken vindaloo just the other night. Deeeelish!

Fjellrev

Maybe I didn’t get that much heat since there were only like three peppercorns total in the 10g.

Indian food FTW! It keeps you on your toes when you have a lot of school work to do.

CrowKettle

I found this one lacking in spice too. Where did you go for butter chicken? I’m looking for a good Indian restaurant in Victoria.

Fjellrev

I actually made it at home with Olivieri butter chicken sauce. I did try butter chicken at the Tibetan Kitchen a few weeks ago and it was pretty good. Worth checking out if you haven’t done so already.

Tealizzy

I tried this in the store TWICE, and I didn’t get much flavor from it. I don’t think they steep their samples very long. Have you tried chili chocolate truffle from Della Terra? I still haven’t tried my first order of it yet, but it should be interesting!

Fjellrev

Awesome, I’m waiting for my first Della Terra order to come in, but I ultimately passed on it. Perhaps due to mixed reviews? But I’ll keep an eye out for your review! Sounds like it should be good.

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