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drank Chocolate Chili Chai by DAVIDsTEA
111 tasting notes

This morning served as a good reminder to always look outside before deciding what footwear to walk to work in. I’ve gotten in the habit of checking the temperature with my weather app (a balmy -3C today) but totally forgot to check how much snow had fallen… So there I was all ready to head out; I opened the door took one step outside and went “Wait a minute!” (We’ve probably gotten about a foot of new snow in the last 24 hrs.) Turned around and headed right back inside and started looking for my socks; high boots today it is! (I wear Vibram’s Lontra “shoe” when it’s not super cold out, or when I don’t have to plow through high snow drifts.)

Now for the tea! After a weekend filled with cinnamon and cloves (gotta love homemade apple cider!) I wanted something a bit different today so I reached for my small bag of Chocolate Chili Chai. The heat is still really subtle (see my previous note) but enjoyably tingly. I had a hard time finding the chocolate though today… not sure why. Oh well, it gave me a chance to enjoy the black tea base a bit more; to be honest it’s nothing to write home about but still a decent black tea.

Tuscanteal

You and I drank the same tea, probably around the same time

Kirlika

:) Probably.

And I agree with your statement about how DT should take out the word Chai in the name… it really isn’t a chai (IMO)

Tuscanteal

What about it is not appealing to you?

Kirlika

Most of the chocolate tea’s I’m familiar with have other flavors along side them, so it really depends on your tastes. Sticking with the DT theme; Love tea #7, Read my lips and Chocolate Orange are all ones I enjoy.

You could also check out the cacao teas from Herbal Infusions or Cruio Bru. Both are variants on roasted cocoa beans that are then ground and steeped and are really quite nice.

Now that I think about it actually a whole list of chocolate tea recommendations from various vendors in this recent discussion thread http://steepster.com/discuss/6541-help-a-newbie-if-i-love-teavanas-white-chocolate-peppermint-ill-like

Tuscanteal

That could be it, it can come across as more hot chocolate like without the sweetness. I always put milk/cream and sugar in my more dessert teas to enhance them too.

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Tuscanteal

You and I drank the same tea, probably around the same time

Kirlika

:) Probably.

And I agree with your statement about how DT should take out the word Chai in the name… it really isn’t a chai (IMO)

Tuscanteal

What about it is not appealing to you?

Kirlika

Most of the chocolate tea’s I’m familiar with have other flavors along side them, so it really depends on your tastes. Sticking with the DT theme; Love tea #7, Read my lips and Chocolate Orange are all ones I enjoy.

You could also check out the cacao teas from Herbal Infusions or Cruio Bru. Both are variants on roasted cocoa beans that are then ground and steeped and are really quite nice.

Now that I think about it actually a whole list of chocolate tea recommendations from various vendors in this recent discussion thread http://steepster.com/discuss/6541-help-a-newbie-if-i-love-teavanas-white-chocolate-peppermint-ill-like

Tuscanteal

That could be it, it can come across as more hot chocolate like without the sweetness. I always put milk/cream and sugar in my more dessert teas to enhance them too.

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Ever since I discovered the wide world that is loose-leaf teas, I haven’t been able to go back. It doesn’t seem to matter what type it is or if it’s “straight” or “flavored” tea is my thing. It’s actually quite funny as I’m surrounded by coffee lovers who just can’t quite grasp why, to me, tea is better than coffee. :D (which considering it’s less-than a 5 minute walk to each of 2 separate Tim Horton’s, a Starbucks AND a Second Cup… that’s saying something!)

On the whole I tend to prefer my tea strong and “au natural” with no sweeteners, milk or other additions, but like most everyone there’s always exceptions to the rule… just not many of them.

Aside from tea I love reading (especially if there is a fireplace or campfire involved), camping/hiking, horseback riding and Healing Touch (similar to Reiki). Oh and computers and board games (euro style, is there anything else? ;)) and… and… chuckles OK so I have a large variety of interests.

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