There’s a recipe for Mexican Hot Chocolate here on MNN that’s delicious. It’s a great treat as a reward after shoveling the driveway and sidewalks when it snows. It’s not something I can make daily when I need a hot beverage to warm me up, though. Those calories would add up way too quickly.

I’ve recently started drinking Yogi Tea’s Aztec Sweet Chili. It satisfies my desire for a flavorful drink that warms me up without adding unneeded calories. I don’t add anything to the steeped tea; it’s great as is.

This is a spicy tea. It’s made with organic spices like cayenne, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves that give it a nice kick. When I first tried the tea, it was quite a surprise. I find that many teas end up tasting like a variation on hot water when I drink them plain. The Aztec Sweet Chili tea is a different experience. I feel like I am drinking a drink – not just hot water.

Many of the products that I write about are ones that are sent to me for review, but this is one product that I’m telling you about just because I really like it. My office is drafty and I find myself often reaching for a mug of something hot during the day since the weather has been so cold lately. I like that I can enjoy a cup or two of this tea each day without having to worry about adding calories.

Have you tried Aztec Sweet Chili tea or do you have a recommendation for a really flavorful tea that satisfies you without anything added?

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Satisfy your hot beverage craving without adding calories
Aztec Sweet Chili Tea warms you up with all the flavor without adding unwanted pounds.