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drank Aztec Sweet Chili by Yogi Tea
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Lena sent me a bag of this in a box with some other stuff and I’m actually glad that she did because I always thought this tea sounded interesting, but I wasn’t brave enough to buy a whole box.

The smell of the dry teabag was kind of…unfortunate. It’s like ginger, licorice, and cayenne pepper all had a huge orgy or something. It was just so many strong scents at once that it was overpowering. Luckily when I added the water it toned down and there was actually a bit of a cocoa scent that creeped in aswell.

I was afraid that the tea would be hideously spicy, but it actually wasn’t bad – certainly not any hotter than a straight gingerroot tea might be. There’s a surprisingly sweet taste at the beginning – probably from the licorice root – and the heat follows behind it, although it’s slow to build up so it almost seems to creep up on you. It’s a very intriguing tea but I’m not sure the various ingredients mesh that well. Glad I got to try it though!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
gmathis

Just like I get frustrated with hibiscus-happy fruit teas, I dislike spice teas that lead with licorice. I’ve tried this, and if the licorice were left out, it might not be bad.

Jillian

The licorice isn’t that bad in this tea, even though it is quite noticable. It’s nowhere near my utter loathing of hibiscus though.

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gmathis

Just like I get frustrated with hibiscus-happy fruit teas, I dislike spice teas that lead with licorice. I’ve tried this, and if the licorice were left out, it might not be bad.

Jillian

The licorice isn’t that bad in this tea, even though it is quite noticable. It’s nowhere near my utter loathing of hibiscus though.

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