Brewed this up with 1 tsp (tsp, not tbsp! ACK!) leaves in 14 oz water, water that boiled and sat with the lid off for 5 minutes, and only steeped for 3 minutes. Much better.
Honestly, I can’t tell that there’s bay in here. It tastes like masala chai. Strong spices, tasty with milk and sugar or honey. OK without. Lots of cinnamon and cloves.
I probably need to experiment more with different masala blends, to see which flavours I prefer to stand out. But I do like this one. I don’t think I’d order it again, but that’s mostly because there are so many different blends that I’d rather try something new!