Smooth. Light on spiciness. Does the main can say in the ingredients that it has hazelnuts in it? Because the four pack I got does not list hazelnut. But I’m assuming that’s what they meant by “natural flavoring”. I prefered it luke warm and slightly cold honestly. But it would also be good hot and with some steamed almond milk. Overall, pretty solid tea. But I still think the coconut chai is the best.