Man, I’ve had a lot of tea today!
And I think I’ve found a winner from the bunch in this fiery sweet tea.
I love licorice, and licorice things. Fennel, anise, stevia (which I find a bit licoricey, do you?), I love it all. And this tea is just that, fennel seeds steeped with some tiny, wicked hot chilis.
This is the kind of kick I love! The tea is sweet from the fennel, but warms my throat with capsaicin heat. I got two little peppers in my infuser, so I figure my heat level was pretty high in this cup, and I definitely wouldn’t want it to go much higher, lest the heat turn to fire. I also wouldn’t steep it much longer than the 5 mins I did this time. But this is interesting and exciting enough that I can definitely see myself drinking a cup of this in the afternoon for a kick, or maybe even after a workout.
I guess this makes me a happy kapha, hey?