Purchased at the co-op.
I brewed this with a tablespoon to 10oz of boiling water to get a feel for what it has to offer as a masala chai base. It’s a pretty good blend of chunky ingredients. Very fragrant and I can taste everything — carob, ginger, cinnamon, chicory, orange peel, clove, licorice, fennel, and cardamom. I’d say the ginger, cinnamon and cloves are the stars here and they’re also evident in the moderate spiciness. The orange peel brightens up the blend. There are hints of fennel, cardamom (more apparent in the aroma) and licorice sweetness and it’s only lightly chocolate-tasting from the carob and chicory.
Brewed in water as a nighttime bev, it was thin. I like the balance of ingredients but it’s too tame for me. I need black pepper in my chai. I have some old CTC I’ll try boiling with the rest of this sample some day soon.