This tea has a nice smell to it, however after steeping it seems a little on the weak side as far as chai teas go. Its still a very good sipping tea with a little sweetener added. I can taste the cardamon and smell the coconut and it has a little pepper in it. I just love the tin that the tea comes in. I will reuse it and I may buy this tea again but for me I have had more spicy chai teas.