The secret to this tea is in the preparation. It is best when made on the stove top in a pot. OH me oh my. It is like drinking an Indian food dish, drenched in the most fabulous hot sauce. The spiciness of the peppercorn is positively mind blowing, and adds such a robust, lingering flavour to this tea. Such a great wake up tea. I love watching the leaves roll as they boil. Normally I like chai with a bit of milk and sugar – but both ruin this one. Maybe I just like my tea hot n’ spicy. Anyway, it’s great, and if you haven’t made it on the stove top yet, please do!