What a wonderful surprise when I opened my tea (a gift)! Ah, the intoxicating smell! I immediately brewed a cup, and found the flavor to excel the smell. I experimented with brewing temperature, adding additional black tea, steeping in milk, and using less or more of the tea. Final recipe is 2 heaping tsp tea, 1 1/2 cups boiling water, steeped for 10 minutes. Addding 3/4 tsp sugar and 1 TBS milk completes a wonderful cup of tea. I’ve tried for literally decades to find the perfect Chai tea, and this is it. Thanks to The Metropolitan Tea Company for this addictive tea blend!