I actually feared this was going to taste a bit too much like Teavana’s white ayurvedic chai, which I liked when I began my enormous bag of it, but a year later was ready to bury out back in the compost pile when nobody was looking.
I didn’t follow the directions and add sweetner and milk, but next time I will. First impression is a mild, spicy blend. The apple does come through, but it’s not gross to me like it is in Tazo’s rooibos vanilla blend (ooh, I want to try a pot of the two together now- maybe it’d make the Tazo less severe.)
I’d say this is a good addition to anyone’s chai collection. It’s not sweet on its own despite having a vanilla component, so you may want to do better than me and follow the directions to sweeten it. (I also accidentally forgot to set the timer for this cup, but it still tastes good even after a 10 min steeping.)