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This tea is intense.

I should let you know that I enjoy spicy food to a degree that is likely unhealthy. My enjoyment of this tea hits the same pleasure centers as tastebud-abusing Thai and Indian food.

The name of this tea begins with “Spicy”, and the description says “Our spiciest chai”. They do not kid. The Tellicherry pepper is apparent, intense, and SPICY.

If you make it past the rich peppery bite (as your tastebuds admit defeat), the ginger and clove become more apparent, with just a hint of cardamom lingering in the background.

This tea will wake you up with a start, clear your sinuses, and probably sterilize the back of your throat. It will also accompany you to work tomorrow, because your fiance won’t ever drink it again.

And by you, I mean me.

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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Missy

Well at least you get to take spicy little companion with you to work. ;)

SimpliciTEA

Dylan Oxford: Great description. I love spicy food too (sometimes to the point that I like it when it’s painfully hot), so I can relate. I’ll have to keep this tea in mind!

Welcome to Steepster!

Dylan Oxford

SimpliciTEA: Thanks for the kudos, and the welcome! I look forward to trying out the tea here :)

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Missy

Well at least you get to take spicy little companion with you to work. ;)

SimpliciTEA

Dylan Oxford: Great description. I love spicy food too (sometimes to the point that I like it when it’s painfully hot), so I can relate. I’ll have to keep this tea in mind!

Welcome to Steepster!

Dylan Oxford

SimpliciTEA: Thanks for the kudos, and the welcome! I look forward to trying out the tea here :)

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My fiancé and I are beginning to enjoy tea infusion, and it’s slowly becoming an interesting hobby that the two of us can share. Maybe not slowly… it’s somewhat amazing how much tea you can buy when everything looks shiny and new.

Tea Rating system:

90 – 100: This is a tea I will always have on hand at work, and at home. I will leave it on altars as offerings of perfection.

80 – 89: This, or one of it’s close cousins, will likely be in my cabinet at home. When this tea runs out, I will buy more. I’ll always wonder if there is something better, but be too afraid to look to stray from home to find it.

70 – 79: Definitely good, but not a clear winner. I enjoy it, I’ll finish it, but I probably won’t buy it again until I’ve exhausted all other versions of this product from any reputable retailer. Though, it may enjoy a resurrection for custom blending.

60 – 69: This tea is okay, but definitely not something I’m going to brew again. I’m going to give what I have left away.

30 – 59: I didn’t finish drinking this tea. I actually poured it out, and went for something else. I’ll still give this tea away, but I’ll do it with a warning and a plead for forgiveness.

0 – 29: This tea is riding securely towards an iceberg at the helm of the failboat. I’ve taken this out of my tea tin, and laid it on a napkin as potpurri. I do not consider it fit for human consumption.

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Tacoma, Washington, United States

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