Chocolate Chili Chai

Tea type
Black Chai Blend
Ingredients
Black Tea, Cardamom, Chili, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cocoa, Flavouring, Ginger Pieces, Red Peppercorns
Flavors
Cinnamon, Citrus, Cloves
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by Lindsay
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Looking at the dry tea, I was surprised that the black tea was in the form of little nuggets, rather than rolled leaves like I’m used to. Upon further reading, I think this is probably due to CTC...” Read full tasting note
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From Banff Tea Co.

Seeping Suggestions: 1 teaspoon of tea per 6oz ‘cup’ of water, 100°C (212°F) for 2-6 minutes. To make a spicy chia latte, try heating the loose tea in a pan of milk on the stove slowly. When it has ‘cooked’ strain into cups and sweeten as desired. (we like adding honey!)

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Looking at the dry tea, I was surprised that the black tea was in the form of little nuggets, rather than rolled leaves like I’m used to. Upon further reading, I think this is probably due to CTC processing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crush,Tear,Curl).

The scent of the dry tea is VERY spicy and rich. I think the most prominent note is cloves? Once brewed, the scent mellows out quite a bit. I don’t appreciate any chocolatey scents either dry or brewed, it’s all just spicy to me. Also, for a chai tea, the spice blend really says “Christmas!” to me, not “India!”.

The taste is enjoyable – I had this cup without any sweetener or milk and it was entirely drinkable that way. The black tea base is smooth with just a bit of astringency. I could swear there’s some sort of orange flavour in this tea, blending with cinnamon and cloves. I don’t really appreciate any of the chocolate or the chili, unfortunately.

I like this tea, but to me it tastes more like a “Christmas Blend” than a “Chocolate Chilli Chai”. Your mileage may vary. :)

Flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Cloves

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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