All I had was a single sample pouch. It was just enough to make a single pitcher. I boiled my water and steeped the tea for just about 3 minutes. Then I placed the pitcher in the refrigerator overnight to chill. I’m drinking it plain without milk or sweetener.
This is a really good chai. The flavors are so well blended and smooth. There is no bitterness or astringency. It’s not terribly bold, but maybe that’s a matter of leaf to water ratio or age. I can see from the other reviews that it was blended some time ago (2 years?). Perhaps it has had time to mellow.
This is a very yummy chai, certainly one of the best ones I’ve had. It’s difficult to pick out individual flavors because it is so well blended. I think I can detect the cinnamon from the sensation of consuming something freshly baked. I think I can detect the ginger (and maybe cinnamon) from the slight tingling warmth at the back of my throat. I can detect the cloves from its savoriness. All in all, it is very well rounded and I think it would take well to milk and honey. This is one that I’d like to try warm with milk.