#SPB2 Chilly Willy Chai

Tea type
Black Chai Blend
Ingredients
Black Pepper, Black Tea, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Natural Flavours, Nutmeg, White Chocolate
Flavors
Caramel, Cream, Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Cardamom
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Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 11 oz / 336 ml

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  • “Thanks to tea-sipper for this sample! The flavors aren’t unique or very interesting, but it’s a decently hearty chai. I think the problem for me might be that it’s not super balanced. It mostly...” Read full tasting note
    70
  • “Slurping this one quickly to warm my toes. The black tea is quite weak and watery, creating a dull base for this surprisingly spicy tea. I added milk, so it’s a little creamy with notes of caramel...” Read full tasting note
    69
  • “Thanks so much for these teas from a while ago, TreeGal!  I’m always up for a good chai, especially in the colder months.  This one is soothing, warming and calming on this blustery day.  This is a...” Read full tasting note
    83
  • “Tea Revv Advent Calendar – Day 19 (originally written November 19th) Ugh, I am severely grumpy today… To make a long story short, there’s an online retailer that’s been having a sale over the past...” Read full tasting note
    50

From Tea Revv

Warm those frosted fingers with a mug of Chilly Willy Chai. Best brewed as a lattea with hot frothed milk.

Best Brewed: Hot / Lattea
1-2 teaspoons, near boiling water, infuse for 3-4 minutes. Perfect with or without milk and even as a Lattea. Sweeten to taste. Brewing is part of the fun, experiment to find what you like the best.

Ingredients
Ingredients: Black tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, White Chocolate pieces°, Black & White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg, Natural flavours.

°(White chocolate pieces: Sugar, Cocoa butter, Whole Milk powder, Skim Milk powder, Butteroil, Soya lecithin, Vanilla extract)

Allergy Advice In Bold
Packed in an environment that contains nuts
Contains Caffeine

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6 Tasting Notes

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1124 tasting notes

Thanks to tea-sipper for this sample! The flavors aren’t unique or very interesting, but it’s a decently hearty chai. I think the problem for me might be that it’s not super balanced. It mostly just focuses on one spice…though my tastes aren’t sophisticated enough for me to know which one. Maybe it’s ginger, though you’d think I’d recognize ginger. I don’t know. It’s not wimpy on the spice front, which I appreciate. I just wish for a little more complexity.

tea-sipper

Yeah, I think it’s the ginger!

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87 tasting notes

Slurping this one quickly to warm my toes.

The black tea is quite weak and watery, creating a dull base for this surprisingly spicy tea. I added milk, so it’s a little creamy with notes of caramel and cayenne pepper that’s sticking in my throat. Not much else to say about this one.

Pleasant, but not ground-breaking. I will finish the cup but won’t search this one out to buy more.

Also, as a side note, it’s really nice when your tea advent calendar matches the mood of the day. “Chilly Willy” is an excellent tea name when the Prime Minister of your country, who also happens to be cold-hearted dick, cancels Christmas for millions (including my family). Wasn’t it just a few days ago that he claimed it would be “inhumane” to do this?

First world problems, COVID Christmas edition: we should have bought a smaller turkey.

Flavors: Caramel, Cream, Pepper

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML
Martin Bednář

Oh that First World Problems, haha!
Ehm, don’t worry having a bad PM, we aren’t much better here. They banned a drinks take away, then they changed it to only alcoholic drinks, and then all the drinks and now it is possible again, but not in public premises, so actually you shouldn’t drink it on path, so we actually have no idea what is valid and what isn’t.

Izzy

Martin Bednář yep, it’s like no one really knows what they’re doing… also, your tea envelope arrived! Thank you so much!!!

Martin Bednář

Woohoo! Hopefully you will try the teas soon! And not only them; I had such a nice time writing the message :)

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Thanks so much for these teas from a while ago, TreeGal!  I’m always up for a good chai, especially in the colder months.  This one is soothing, warming and calming on this blustery day.  This is a lovely mix of ingredients.  I’m surprised at the lower Steepster rating.  I can tell this one definitely has pepper, as it almost makes me sneeze upon opening the bag.  I love that this includes all the typical chai ingredients, but also some white chocolate, both white and black pepper and nutmeg!  Chai is worth some extra points for including nutmeg.  The flavor is good mix of all these ingredients, though I think I should try brewing it at least once with two teaspoons, as the black tea isn’t as deep as I’d like it to be and with two teaspoons I might get a better mix of the spices.  The majority is black tea but is somehow a lighter brew anyway.  The second steep seems to lose MUCH of the spices.  That’s too bad.  It’s a perfect blend for today though. Chai is essential in winter and I’ll have plenty more to enjoy of this one.   I’m always thankful for all these teas I’ve been able to try all these years from Steepster tea buddies. :D
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 6 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // 2 minutes after boiling  // 5 minute steep

I enjoyed this tea so much yesterday, I steeped it up again today, using the excuse of testing it with two teaspoons.  It was a little bit deeper, but the pepper really takes over the other spices which is more noticeable with two teaspoons.  So it’s not fair to the other spices for the pepper (x2) to be so prominent. I don’t taste nutmeg at all. The second steep somehow got very astringent while still having a light brown brew… wasn’t paying attention to how long it was steeping but I certainly didn’t expect astringent! I’d say it was better yesterday with a teaspoon and a half but this is still very delicious on a cold day. 

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Tea Revv Advent Calendar – Day 19

(originally written November 19th)

Ugh, I am severely grumpy today…

To make a long story short, there’s an online retailer that’s been having a sale over the past week. Today is the last day. I am also in a social group that revolves around this particular company. They always follow the same pattern with their sales this time of year, with the weeklong sale starting the week before Thanksgiving week and ending on the Monday before Thanksgiving. Then they also have a sitewide percentage off code for Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend. These two sales do not overlap.

We all know this schedule. But this year they seem to have accidentally activated the percentage off code early, and of course someone managed to guess what it was based on the code from last year. The retailer did not release this code, and it was obviously meant for Black Friday weekend based on the name and past precedent. For me, that’s enough to not use it for ethical reasons. I alerted the retailer of the issue and did not us the code. But of course, other people don’t seem to have the same ethical standard when money is involved. So many people placed orders using the code, and got the combined discount of both sales at once.

The retailer has now disabled the code. But there is no mention of any of the orders using it being cancelled, or being updated to remove the code. And this really bothers me. Add to that that there’s a limited edition item (that was not discounted in the weeklong sale) now showing low stock, so most likely it will be sold out before the percentage-off sale, so only the people who used the code early knowing it was a mistake will have gotten a discount…

I’ve run into the same issue in online games. Often when there’s some form of exploit and people use it to cheat, there are no consequences. The company will simply fix the bug and that’s the end of it. Sometimes they will attempt to remove the advantage gained from the exploit, but most often not. And punishment? Forget about it.

Maybe I care too much about things being fair, but it really just makes me think, “nice guys finish last”… And that just makes me lose a little more faith in humanity.

Anyway, sorry for the tangent. I’m just really in a mood today.

This is another generic spice tea. Strong clove, some ginger, maybe a hint of cinnamon. It’s supposed to be white chocolate (I think), but I don’t get that at all. Tea Revv has definitely not been impressing me with their chai selections.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Frolic

Awe. I know what company you’re talking about and watch that whole ordeal go down. You’re a really good and ethical person and it sucks that those things can sometimes make you lose out in the short term.

Cameron B.

I really need to learn to not care so much about everything being fair. It’s one of my big flaws, LOL.

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Sipdown (269)

The pepper and ginger is strong here. Like VERY strong. Like TOO STRONG. I know I also say I want a burn with my ginger but this basically burned my lips and throat and made for a bitter tea. The burn I am thinking of is the one that comes from the ginger crystals but something about the pepper and ginger here is just way too much. Not a fan at all!

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Almost but not quite. The spice blend is nice but just not quite enough oomph, and the tea is a little bitter. As usual with Tea Revv, the fragrance seems to promise something that the brew doesn’t quite deliver. It’s good, but not great.

Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cream

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Nattie

I think 70 is the highest rating of any Tea Revv tea I’ve seen on my dash.

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