When referring to the taste of products which contain chili peppers (like chips, kebabs or other dishes etc.) or contains other spices which cause to this painful taste in the tongue, then as a non native English speaker I have a big confusion regarding to the term that I have to describe them.
I found a lot of choices and I'm afraid that maybe in practical English some of them more and less common.
Then what is the common leader term that I should go with, and which always relevant to this taste?
In my vocabulary there are these ones:
n.b. If it was up to me then I would prefer other term than "hot", because it can cause confusion with the term hot which refers to the temperature.