Chocolate Chili Chai

Tea type
Black Chai Blend
Aleppo Chili, Ancho Chili, Black Tea, Chocolate, Lily Petals, Natural And Artificial Flavouring, Red Peppercorns
Cardamon, Chocolate, Clove, Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Pepper, Peppercorn, Spices, Spicy, Earth, Cinnamon, Creamy, Vanilla, Red Fruits, Cream, Fruity, Bell Pepper, Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 6 g 13 oz / 393 ml

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Hot, hot, hot

Is winter giving you the shivers? Try this fiery southwest chai. A blend of black tea, chocolate and ancho and Aleppo chilis, it gives new meaning to the term “hot chocolate.” With its sweet, rich chocolate flavour and feisty finish, this bold blend is perfect base for the ultimate latte with a little frothed or steamed milk. If you really want to feel the heat, add a splash of cinnamon whisky. Arriba!

Ingredients: Black tea, chocolate bits, red peppercorns, lily petals, aleppo chili, ancho chili, natural and artificial flavouring*.

Allergens: Soy and dairy

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1159 tasting notes

Despite all the chilis this tastes only mildly spicy to me, probably a good thing. The chocolate flavor is there but not as strong as I’d like. The black tea base comes across smooth with little in the way of bitterness, malt, or astringency. IF only the chocolate were stronger this tea would rate in the 90s by me.

I brewed this tea once in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 4 min.

Flavors: Chocolate, Spicy

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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33 tasting notes

I enjoy this tea ALMOST as much as Stormy Night. I love the spiciness of it that pairs so well with the chocolate and earthy black tea flavours. A few years ago, before it was made a year-round selection by David’s, I would stock up on it during winter to try and make it to the next holiday season. Even then, I would finish it up early and have to wait for what seemed like forever for it to come out again. So there’s always been this lovely wintery excitement to this one for me. David’s page recommends spicing it up further with a shot of cinnamon whiskey. This intrigues me but since I usually just drink the black teas in the morning I guess I’ll have to continue to wonder about that. Cinnamon whiskey for breakfast might be a bit much.

Flavors: Chocolate, Earth, Peppercorn, Spicy

205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 355 ML

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2 tasting notes

Tea smells luscious and dreamy but did not meet expectations nor the tasting description. I’ve made this a few times to give it the benefit of the doubt but the tea lacks flavor and spice. Where’s the spice? Really disappointed.

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45 tasting notes

I purchased this tea quite some time ago and I don’t remember enjoying it that much. This was early on in my tea immersion. So, it sat at the back of my tea cupboard for a long time. A few nights ago, I came across it and decided to try it again. I had it as a hot latte. I am not sure if my tastes have changed, but I suspect that I am just better at preparing loose leaf tea now…..because it was really good! I was surprised by how much I liked it. Usually, I don’t like the cinnamon in David’s Tea chais, but I am a HUGE chai lover otherwise. But this was really, really good. Like “I need to add this to my regular rotation” good. Definitely as a latte, as a chai should be!

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9 tasting notes

My favorite of all David’s Teas. Not too chocolately, not too spicy, nice flavours. The smell is to die for. This is my go to in the mornings. I drink it plain – no milk, no sugar and I love it.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Pepper, Spicy

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8 tasting notes

If you’re intrigued by this tea yet find yourself nervous…don’t be. This tea is pretty mild. Unfortunately so, in my case.

I mistook the chocolate for cocoa nibs — the flavor felt a bit chalky and not really like there was melted chocolate in my tea. The chai isn’t very extreme either, which is why for my second cup I felt compelled to add some of my Caramel Chai Rooibos from Teavana. It kind of helped.

But see, I was expecting a tea version of perhaps my favorite chocolate by Lindt, Chili Dark Chocolate. The chili in this tea is…very weak in comparison. There’s a hint of warmth on the back of your tongue, once you’ve swallowed, but not much else. It kind of helps the flavors going along in the tea, but since the dry taste of the chili is playing with an even drier chocolate, it’s hard to say what it’s doing for it. On top of that, I’m surprised at the 1.25 tsp per 8oz preparation instructions. By default I almost always use nearly a full tablespoon of tea per 10-12 oz and my cup still felt weak.

I really expected more, at least like a chai with some subtle flavors; as of yet, to me, it tastes equally weak on all flavor fronts. I’ll have to tinker with adding some dried red pepper flakes or melting in some of my beloved Lindt to get me through the rest of this ounce of tea leaves. May edit later for recommendations.

Flavors: Cocoa, Spices

200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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18 tasting notes

This is one of those teas that I love in store as a sample but can never in my life figure out the way to make it the same. It sucks because I purchased a lot of it and now poof gone. I couldn’t drink any way I made it and so to the compost it went.

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50 tasting notes

Mexican heaven

Flavors: Chocolate, Peppercorn

Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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92 tasting notes

Yesss! Delicious!

We don’t really taste the chill peppers so much in this but I would simply describe this as a good chai with chocolate bits.

I brewed it the other day at work and everyone around me were saying how it smells good.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Spices

205 °F / 96 °C

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268 tasting notes

Chocolate chili chai tea latte made with chocolate milk! Yes please!

Obviously the chocolate milk was adding more chocolate than the tea here, but the tea added a nice mixture of spices. Wouldn’t have minded some whipped cream on top though, just to really make it healthy. A nice variation on hot chocolate.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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