I am glad I got a chance to grab some of this before it was out of stock.
The dry tea smells very much like a chai. My first cup, I only used 1 tsp as that is my normal, even though the Verdant site recommends 1 TBSP. It was quite thin and watery. Not a whole lot of taste. So the second cup I added another tsp ontop of the prev steeped leaves and steeped again. It was better this time but still not as strong as I had expected. It tastes similar to a chai, but not as spicey. There is definitely a vanilla taste. There is a slight citrus/orange peel taste but there is more of an orange smell than there is a taste. The black tea tastes malty and spicey, but not overly spicey, just enough to give it some warmth. There is a bit of a cinnamon bark flavour at the end of the sip. I feel like the aftertaste is a bit astringent, but that could be the way I brewed it. Next time I am going to try a longer brew to see if that makes the tastes pop a bit more.