Wasn’t sure what to expect with this one, and I’ve had bad luck with chais. I was especially skeptical after sniffing the bag. Straight after brew it was a little strong flavored, but still “watery,” of course. I sort of expected that and added just a drop of cream. Still missing something, so I broke down and put a touch of sugar in it. First off, not my norm. I’m sure there are people out there who can drink this tea straight and appreciate it, but I just couldn’t take it. With cream and sugar? YUM. Warm and spicy, overtones of mallow and graham, and just a whiff of smoke. A perfectly delectable treat on a chilly afternoon. Just what I wanted.