first off, i hate cinnamon. I almost always pass on chai, because the cinnamon is too overpowering for me. However, I was willing to take a shot. Once I opened the packet, I noticed that the teabag was a little damp- because of the orange oil! The scent of cinnamon was there, but the orange was equally matched. It was a perfect balance. I wouldn’t buy this again, but it was a nice experience.