If you follow me on twitter, you know that my *sips tea* thing is real. I really do sip tea. daily. several times a day. earl grey is my bitch. so is darjeeling. anyhoo, i’ve been doing some extra shit to my tea for the past month and i’m starting to notice the following:
overall, this is good shit, but a word of caution: cayenne pepper isn’t for everyone. some people are allergic, some people have really bad reactions to it and some are just too sensitive for it. but if you already know you can eat it with no problems, you will probably be able to drink it.
Cayenne Pepper Tea
Steep your tea for 3 to 5 minutes and add all the other ingredients. this is a recipe you can customize to your personal tastes. i happen to use several dashes of cayenne pepper (about a teaspoon) because i’ve gotten used to the heat. it’s a “back of the throat” heat, not that ZOMG GIMME A GLASS OF MILK NOW tip of your tongue heat. but start out with a little until you get used to it and try to work your way up to about a half teaspoon or a full teaspoon. i also use a heaping tablespoon of raw honey cuz i have a sweet tooth.