I did not expect to love this tea, but I do. It is very strong, so I don't let it steep for long. The flavor is amazing. You can taste the roses, the cardamom and the pepper with every sip. My only complaint is the fall out of spices in my tea ball, but to keep that from settling at the bottom of the cup, I tap a spoon on the tea ball to knock the grit back into the canister. It's a different flavor from any other chai that I've tried, and it's the first that I plan on buying a pound of.