The scent was promising but the tea, itself, was disappointing compared to what one expects from a Chai tea.
I’m not usually a chai fan, as I find them to be a bit too strong for my liking, so I didn’t hate the tea, but I didn’t like it either. Looking at this from a chai/vanilla perspective, I felt they missed the mark in both directions.
The tea was weak enough I never even removed the bag while drinking it, which is highly unusual for me when it comes to chais.
I prefer to not add sweeteners, but I may try a bit of milk or honey as suggested by other reviews and see if it changes my opinion.
EDIT TO ADD: I did a second brew at 190 degrees, steeped for 5-6 minutes, and added a bit of honey powder to it. It made no significant boost to flavor other than to make it slightly sweeter. Still would not recommend.