Smoke. Smoke and a flat kind of black tea behind it.
I feel as though this one really dropped the ball on being a chai – because when I think of chai I’m in line with the hearty masala chai that some brands offer, all spice and lingering warmth – and instead gave me a moderately insipid lapsang souchong mix that neither delighted my palate nor enlivened my senses.
So this, for me, was not a winner. I was able to drink most of the cup, but don’t really feel any need to make another one.