This is really meh.
I steeped it for suggested time It turned out to dirty, brown, opaque liquor. It smells quite nice, spicy chocolate with sweet notes. Lots of (probably licorice) dust settles on bottom after few minutes.
But when it comes to taste. It is really bad. I mean, it is not somehow bad as spoiled, or just funky notes. But on first sip it is nice bitter cooca, little spiciness from chilli and then it hits! A super sweet aftertaste. Probably caused with licorice. And cinnamon. And Bourbon Vanilla. Yes, all of those are in, besides another “bitter” spices.
I have little troubles finishing the cup honestly :/
A tongue-tingling infusion? I am sorry Higher-Living, but nope. No tingling, rather heartburn. And going sweet every sip I make (so I suppose the dust is licorice). Sorry everybody who were looking for nice tea review. This is not it. So far my worst rating here.