I loved the smell of this tea, the fennel is very strong in the scent, I couldnt smell the spice at all. Once brewed this tea still smelled delicious, with a slight spicy smell. One I tasted it I could barely stand to have any, definitely couldn’t finish the cup. The fennel taste was strong and tasty but the chili kick was unbareable. I don’t usually mind spice but this was a bad spice kick. I even had my fiance try it and he loves spicy things and even he thought the spice was far too much. I am going to try this tea again without any chilis in it to see how it tastes without the chilis. I definitely wont be buying this tea again.