One from MissB! thank you! I don’t know how you thought this one was for me… but it is! It’s a very odd blend but I like it! First, I have no idea what the green leaves are that take up most of the blend. Looking at the description it’s either parsley or blackberry leaves?!?! Weird weird. It’s like a chai with an odd base. I didn’t go with the suggested two teaspoons, or it might have definitely been too hot, since there seems to be a ton of chili here, even though it isn’t easy to see. I also didn’t steep for too long, since I figured the blackberry leaves would make it bitter.
Steep #1 // one teaspoon // a few minutes after boiling // 3 min
This is a weird mix of ingredients but it somehow works. It’s certainly spicy, but not as much as 52Teas Chili Chai. It also has a lovely lemon flavor. It is brothy with some of the ingredients like fennel. Not bitterness that I thought the blackberry leaves would bring! It’s interesting and delicious. Perfect amount spice for me, if I use one teaspoon. A lemony, brothy, spicy chai… and it’s much better than I’m making it sound.
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3-4 min
This is a bit more muted than the first cup but I’m surprised it still has this much spice. Not as much lemon or other spices though. This is a nice blend and I will “savor” the next couple teaspoons I have left!