Chocolate Chili Chai

Tea type
Black Chai Blend
Aleppo Chili, Ancho Chili, Black Tea, Chocolate, Lily Petals, Natural And Artificial Flavouring, Red Peppercorns
Chocolate, Spicy, Cardamon, Clove, Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Pepper, Peppercorn, Spices, Malt, Vanilla, Earth, Cinnamon, Creamy, Red Fruits, Cream, Fruity, Bell Pepper, Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec 6 g 14 oz / 400 ml

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  • “It’s only November and I’m already getting antsy for spring. The days seem so gray and dreary, and the nights are already so dark and cold. On the bright side, at least this cold weather is a...” Read full tasting note
  • “This smells AWESOME!!!!! Like if you were in a kitchen with Chocolate Cheesecake and peppers! That’s the aroma I am getting BUT it’s certainly MORE Chocolate than chili and I am VERY happy about...” Read full tasting note
  • “Having a cup of this while in switchboard today. Unfortunately, today it isn’t quite what I wanted. The chocolate is still rich and bold, but I am not in the mood for that. I think I’m really in...” Read full tasting note
  • “I totally meant to go to DavidsTea for Pom Power but before I made it out, I’d spent $20 and walked out with 7 other teas. I am so bad when it comes to deals. The moral of this: GUYS! IF YOU WANT...” Read full tasting note


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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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258 tasting notes

Yuck. This was just disgusting to me. I decided to try it in store as a latte but nope. Not good at all. I’m not a chai person and this was way too strong. Had to go back for another pump of agave just so I could miserably drink the rest. Never again.

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26 tasting notes

I want to like chocolate tea but watery tasting chocolate just doesn’t do it for me. I thought maybe the spicy aspect of this would make me feel better about it, and it does, but still, not really at the top of my list. In the future, I think if I want a hot chocolatey drink, I will just have hot chocolate. Marking this a 55 because it is better than other chocolate tea I have tried. Also, I think it’s my taste preference here, not the quality tea. I do think it could be spicier though.

Flavors: Chocolate

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28 tasting notes

This is a another tea in the cupboard that’s more suited to my fiance’s tastes, but the chili got my attention. The chocolate is a decent chocolate, definitely much better than the chocolate in Davids Tea’s Read My Lips! I get a little hint of chili, but not as much as I was expecting.

Overall a decent chocolate tea, but it doesn’t particularly stand out to me. I wish the chili was more prominent, and I don’t know if I’d really consider this one a chai. If a tea is advertised as being a chai and having chili in it, I really want it to be spicy.

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1981 tasting notes

This is one of the teas that got me into tea. I love the spicy chili + chai combo. Due to the caffeine constant I don’t drink it much. Anyway, this is a sipdown. Someday, I will likely buy more, but for now its nice to get an older tea out of my cupboard. I think I last bought chocolate chilli chai over a year ago. It made a really nice latte-some spicy chilli, some decadent chocolate, peppercorn, malt, artificial flavouring (vanilla?).

Flavors: Chocolate, Malt, Peppercorn, Spicy, Vanilla

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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6 tasting notes

Perfect on its own or with milk & honey… or a dark rum. Would probably be very tasty as a cold tea. Don’t add too much milk – you’re going to want to enjoy this tea in all its glory.

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371 tasting notes

I really really love this tea. It is not spicy at all and it complements the chocolate very well. One of my favorite dessert teas.

Flavors: Chocolate, Spices

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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608 tasting notes

Came across a sample of this.

Smells good. A bit hot chocolatey.

The taste is a bit thin on the chocolate. Not much on the chili or chai spice either.
Slightest bit of heat at the end of the sip, but I wouldn’t know if I weren’t looking for it.

The base doesn’t thrill me. It doesn’t stand up to a second steep. Also, a bit of astringency although I didn’t steep over three minutes on the first steep.

Enjoyable, but I wouldn’t seek it out as is.

Mild tea. I wonder how it would be with a pinch of Lapsang Souchong for a bit of smoke and burn? In which case, I’d need to add a bit more Aleppo Pepper too.

Flavors: Chocolate, Peppercorn

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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1807 tasting notes

It’s winter, and it’s cold, and I’m completely worn out. That’s why I picked this one out of my sample box today. It came to me courtesy of Miss B back in early summer, and I’ve been saving it for just such a day. I used 1 tsp for my cup, and gave it 4 minutes in boiling water. I was all ready to add milk, but I didn’t in the end because the resulting brew doesn’t get darker than a soft golden brown. I didn’t want to drown it, so I decided black was the way forward.

To taste, I’m pretty impressed. The main flavour is chocolate, and it reminds me mostly of smoked mexican-style hot chocolate rather than the over-sweet, creamy stuff we’re used to in the UK. It’s a deep, rich dark chocolate flavour, accented initially with hints of sweet red pepper and just a touch of smoke. My complaint initially was that I couldn’t taste any chili, but it starts to emerge as my cup cools. It’s not hot hot, but it’s definitely got a spicy kick by the end. I felt it mostly on my lips to begin with, and then as a warmth at the back of my throat, before it became all-our roaring chili. Delicious stuff!

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

You make this sound really appealing

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1738 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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87 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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