This is straight up tea. The kind of tea that you enjoy after overdosing on the chocolate mint pumpkin spice koolaid melange that sounded so good when you ordered it. I drank this with a touch of soy creamer and some sweetener, which added to the whole this is a tea for someone who wants tea vibe. Lupicia suggests using this tea to make masala chai, which I plan on doing eventually. (I have a bottle of their spices for tea.) Meanwhile, while I’m dealing with a month in which everything that could go wrong IS going wrong, this is a nice, non-bitter flavorful way to start a Friday morning.