Dry: Rich and lovely chai aroma. Attractive loose leaf with tea leaves, coffee beans, and spices.
Steeped: Brown liquor with the fragrances of coffee and chai coming together in a pleasant way. Cinnamon overpowering some of the other notes though.
Taste: I really wanted to love this, but sadly it just doesn’t work for my palate. I like a good cup of coffee and I love a good cup of tea, but this one tasted like a flop on both sides. First steep was pretty overpowering cinnamon with a coffee aftertaste. I was getting some of the other spices, but I couldn’t really taste tea and the whole cup reminded me of watered down coffee with spices mixed in. For the 2nd steep, I added milk and then it tasted like a milky blend of spices and weak coffee. I didn’t do a 3rd steep because I wanted to move on to something else already. If you love loose leaf chai and cinnamon then this might be an interesting twist, but sadly it didn’t work out for me. Better luck next time!