I have to admit that I was a little afraid of this tea. I like spicy flavors, but, habanero? The spiciest pepper that I generally deal with, culinarily speaking, is the Jalapeno, although on a rare occasion, I might pick up a habanero, roast it, and then dice it fine and mix it with crushed pineapple to make a syrup to top ice cream. Quite a yummy ice cream topping, but, I’m still just a wee bit afraid of habanero because while it can be quite good when handled correctly, it can also be way too hot when it’s overdone.
And this quote from the Pelican Tea website: “Exceptionally Spicy, Habanero Infused” didn’t do a whole lot to assuage my fears.
But I decided to be bold and daring and try it.
Yes … spicy. Yes. Yes it is. And it burns … but in a very good way.
Read more about my thoughts of this tea here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/30/firewater-black-tea-blend-pelican-tea/