It’s provided with sushi, certain salty snacks are flavored with it, it’s a very dry heat. I’m huge into spicy foods. Peppers and curries and all that good stuff. I can’t get enough. But with wasabi, less is just fine. The heat and aftertaste doesn’t hit your tongue or go down the throat, it goes up the nose. Choosing between a brain freeze or burping a liberal helping of wasabi, I say bring on the cold!