Chilli & Mango Tea
This is one of the newest and tangiest of the flavoured mango teas that the team at Whittards of Chelsea stock.
And for us Chilli lovers it contains that sneaky surprise we are all looking for – chillies.
This has a delicious aroma and the sweet taste of mangos begins and then in storms an exceptionally warming sensation delivered by the chillies.
Just what you need when Winter is kicking in with full effect.
Sambuca originates from Italy. It is usually colourless and tastes of anise, which comes from the essential oils obtained from star anise, Illicium verum.
The Italian word Sambuca was first used as the name of another anise-based liquor that was created in Civitavecchia around 1880 and the first commercial version of the drink started at the end of 1800 in Civitavecchia thanks to Luigi Manzi who went on to start Sambuca Manzi, which is still in production today.
Here we present you with a selection from Antica – a chilli flavoured sambuca.
Beer with an actual chilli in it
The Americans are a crazy bunch. Expecially those chaps in the Arizona desert, which is home to 20 million rattlesnakes, various scattered F-16 parts and lizards the size of smoking beagles. All of it baked to a crisp 130 degrees. It’s also a place where a cold beer is pretty damned important.
For crazy Ed Chilleen, of Cave Creek, Arizona, (Population 1,328 including coyotes and cattle) beer was much too important to be trusted to outsiders. So, in 1989, he started brewing his own.
Obviously the thing to do when brewing beer is to put Serrano chillies into the beer. These are the roots of what Ed today calls “Cave Creek Chili Beer” ”
These teabags came into being after a small mishap with chillies in the kitchen, after that they wasted no time in getting a proper blend together.
This has been made with the most successful mint brew, a blend of peppermint & spearmint all combined with a pinch of chilli to give it a cheeky twist without going over too the top.
The chilli takes a little longer to infuse than the mint, so the longer you leave the bag in, the more chilli you will taste. I usually leave the bag in and refill with boiling water when I’ve finished the first cup.
If you want some added spring in your step try this dark chocolate drink with an added helping of pure ground chilli. It is sure to keep the edge of the chill this Winter.
We are told that the Aztecs liked a drink called ‘chocolatl’ which by our standards was a bitter and unpalatable mix of cocoa beans, maize meal and chilli.
This chilli hot chocolate made by the experts at Montezumas and is sure to keep you happy this Winter.
Chilli Hot Chocolate
The chocolate specialists at Hotel Chocolat have come up with something truly special for your consideration, chilli fans.
This is a two pack of luxurious, authentic drinking chocolate full of deep, rich cocoa flavours.
The two varieties are Classic and Aztec Chilli.
These items are beautifully presented making it the ideal gift – to yourself or someone special