Chilli Chilli Bang Bang

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  • “*Cteresa* was kind enough to supply me with some more flavoured rooibos samples. Two of them I'm eager to try and one not so much. This one would be the not so much. It has many things in it that I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Damn it, yumchaa, there you go and make another blend which is going to became a staple and I will need to keep in stock when finished, no matter what. Please please please do not discontinue this,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “My favourite rooibos tea so far. It's probably worth mentioning that my gingerbread recipe is adapted by (at least) tripling the amount of ginger, doubling the amount of cinnamon, and adding...” Read full tasting note
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    Hallieod 73 tasting notes
  • “This tea makes you soo long for cold weather. I love it I had to share it with my neighbor and she agrees. This tea is got the cinnamon kick and the great flavor. It is ok as an ice but best at 6...” Read full tasting note
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From Yumchaa

Tastes like: A Red Alert

Drink when: You need a superhero side kick

Sometimes a tea is needed that you can physically feel battles with the bad stuff in your body, that’s when you need our double chilli with it’s double bang. We’ve created this tea to have molten strength with a sweet soothing side to keep your core healthy whatever the weather throws at you . This addition to our menu is a rising star of a drink and is always in demand with our tea lovers.

Ingredients: Cinnamon, Ginger Pieces, Red Thistle, Sweet Red Pepper Corns, Chilli Flakes with a Rooibos base. 100g

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6 Tasting Notes

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Cteresa was kind enough to supply me with some more flavoured rooibos samples. Two of them I’m eager to try and one not so much. This one would be the not so much. It has many things in it that I don’t much care for. Still I decided to do this one first because that was the only way I could think of to make sure it didn’t languish forever in the sample box. And I did want to try a new rooibos blend.

So I’m giving it a cautious go. Last time I gave something I fully expected to dislike a cautious go, I ended up giving it 90+ points, after all.

Well, the aroma is strong. Cinnamon and ginger are right there at the forefront, and I haven’t even put my nose anywhere near the cup yet. It smells uncannily like mulled wine, which I’m finding a little strange. Upon closer olfactory inspection, I can also pick up some pepper in there. I have to say, the aroma does nothing to quell my fears. (Sugar on standby)

It’s not as spicy as I initially feared, but it does have a rather strong ginger-y note, with some cinnamon behind it. There is a small prickle of chili and pepper, just enough that I can feel it on my tongue, but not enough to be burning.

It’s not as bad as I feared, but it’s definitely not one for me either. There are too many things in this that I don’t really want anywhere near my teas or herbals. Ginger most especially. I like ginger okay in food or in some baking, when it’s not a primary flavour but merely adding a zing of something to the dish. I feel the same way about garlic, really. On it’s own or in something where it’s a heavy flavour? Not so much.

I find it drinkable as it is, but just barely. Still I eventually decided against trying it with some sugar, because I just couldn’t imagine sugar being able to do anything about my problems with it, and I thought I’d probably just risk making it completely useless to me.

No, definitely not for me. Sorry, Cteresa.

gmathis

You gotta give it points for a fun name, though!

Missy

I like the sugar on standby. You could yell sugar to cup stat!

Bonnie

I would have put in the sugar…for sure sometimes it turns the tea around into a winner. Never know.

cteresa

ah, sorry, did not realize! and glad it got there safe and sound.

I am not usually a fan of very spicy tea, but like this mix – particularly the chilli, I find it so warming, in a nice way, when it´s dreary or I am feeling ill. Though I admit I like spices. Hope you like the other samples better, very curious for your opinion!

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Damn it, yumchaa, there you go and make another blend which is going to became a staple and I will need to keep in stock when finished, no matter what. Please please please do not discontinue this, it just might have medicinal magical sinus clearing properties (I can not prove it, to New England Journal of Medicine standards, but it does feel that way!).

And well, this is it, the spicy rooibos mix I had been looking for all along. It´s got a definite hint of chilli-hotness (there is no proper word in english for it, piquancy maybe? this just might score, even if quite low, on the scoville scale). There is some cinnamon, and there is something from the red peppercorns, definetely there. And some nice rooibos underneath, though if you do not like rooibos I am pretty sure it is subtle enough to be ignored if you want to ignore it. And there is more stuff there, all very nicely balanced, and making something just right. Another huge favorite.

Ah, just a note, this is surely a winter drink kind of stuff.

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Boiling 7 min, 30 sec

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My favourite rooibos tea so far. It’s probably worth mentioning that my gingerbread recipe is adapted by (at least) tripling the amount of ginger, doubling the amount of cinnamon, and adding nutmeg, cloves and cardamom. I LIKE spicy. (And now I’m thinking it should get some pepper and chilli too.)

All that said, the tea is spicy but not overly so! A good rooibos base, with strong but balanced flavours of cinnamon and ginger, and a nice kick of chilli. (I’ve no idea what red thistle adds to the mix – does anyone know what it tastes like?) I almost always brew this in a large filter bag (Palais des Thés calls the size small, but they’re generous) and leave it in, as rooibos doesn’t get bitter with long steeping. I’ve noticed that when I drink it without milk (it’s good either way) the last little bit of tea has a much more pronounced sweetness than the rest of the cup.

Have re-ordered several times from Yumchaa, and will keep buying as long as they keep selling!

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cteresa

I like this one as well! And if you ever are around when yumchaa has their magic tea filters (or whatever they are called) on stock, I totally recommend one. It´s expensive but so worth it particularly for rooibos.

Hallieod

Oh yes, I have one and love it! They’re so much fun as well as working beautifully. I might have to get another for Cara and my fancy tea-drinking at night.

cteresa

It is so magic for rooibos IMO – particular for a night cup when I don´t want to fuss. It´s the only way for really clear rooibos I have tried yet. Though have only had my cup for a few months, am getting more and more used to it all the time.

Hallieod

Interesting! I’m going to try it next time I make myself a cup of Chilli Chilli then, and see how it compares. It is a great little device all right!

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This tea makes you soo long for cold weather. I love it I had to share it with my neighbor and she agrees. This tea is got the cinnamon kick and the great flavor. It is ok as an ice but best at 6 am for the wake up and get going tea. Almost makes you wish you could visit England weekly to get these teas.

cteresa

I love this as well, it has such a warm kick. I got to try it in the mornings though, I got this mental thing where I save up rooibos for the evening, maybe I should break out of that habit.

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