The first thing that strikes you about this tea is the packaging, it’s lovely and clean with a great little character and loads of great bits of info.
According to the info on the box tea is:
Organic mint and chilli, a winning combinationfor a proper cheeky brew. Really refreshing and very popular!
A blend of peppermint & spearmint, was combined with a pinch of chilli to give it a cheeky twist, without going over the top. The peppermint & spearmint are refreshing, especially with or after a meal. The chilli gives it an extra mini tickle factor. You will be pleased to know that this tea is a lot tastier than a red curry with toothpaste in it, and is also caffeine free. Can’t be bad! The chilli takes a little longer to infuse than the mint, so the longer you leave the bag in, the more chilli you will taste.
I’ve not drank most of the box of it and I can tell you it’s blooming delicious, it took a couple of goes for me to get the brew time right, if you don’t leave it in long enough (as the info above says) you don’t get much chilli.
The mint is well balanced, not to sweet and sickly and pretty refreshing, the chilli adds an extra dimension by giving the brew a little background heat and a hint of heat.
It makes a great pick me up, despite the lack of caffeine and it’s also really refreshing. I can also see it working as an iced tea so once things warm up again I will be giving that a go.
It’s not quite as spicy as the Tea pigs tea’s, nor are the bags quite so fancy but they don’t detract from an excellent product.
Chilli Up North Verdict: If you like your fruit/herbal tea’s then this is definitely worth a go, once you get the brew time right to find your preferred balance then you are on to a winner. 7/10 (heat 2/10)