Thank you LiberTeas for including this in my HoppiTea package!
The bag smells very strongly of star anise. Although it is very strong and I don’t usually like star anise, I am finding this actually quite pleasant. Maybe a little allspice in there also?
Preparing this using stovetop method, as I usually get the best results from chais this way. So, after steeping, I can smell less of the star anise and more of the other spices (cinnamon etc), but I can also smell the tea and chicory is coming through well also.
This is a nice spiced tea, the spices are not very strong but it has an all-round pleasant flavour.