In a word? NO! I thought I’d give this a try for two reasons. Firstly, it was a free sample. Secondly, even though I’ve already ad excellent chai, this one had ingredients I hadn’t had in chai yet, so I thought there might be something I’ve been missing. Well, not at all. This was an excessively bitter, far too anise-y, peppery mess. It wasn’t the absolute worst tea I’ve ever had, but it was pretty close. I really don’t think licorice, fennel, or pepper should be in a good sweet chai tea, and this has taken all of them to crazy extremes.