This tea smells and looks great. I was excited by finding a new chai and had high hopes of making it my mainstay chai. Unfortunately at the time of purchase I didn’t notice that licorice root was one of the ingredients. I didn’t notice this until I was already brewing it. I’ve have had some luck with teas that contained licorice and remained palatable. Unfortuntely the licorice taste overpowered and killed the flavor of everything else, making this a disgusting cup that I couldn’t get past the first few mouthfuls. It left an unpleasant aftertaste in my mouth both literally and figuratively.