I wanted a latte and a chai seemed like it would work well for that. I grabbed this, opened the package and (1) remembered it was a chai w/a lot of non-latte friendly flavors and (2) that I merely had one perfect spoonful left. So…no latte, but a sipdown of older blends is always welcome. This particular tea is from May 2018.
As I bring the cup up to my face, I get a lot of the smell from the chai spices. Cinnamon was most clear in scent but as the cup got to my mouth, the lemongrass and coconut smell popped up as well. The lemongrass is particularly strong in flavor while the coconut is going rancid and thus lotiony. There is ginger as well though the cardamom is quite gentle. It’s not my favorite blend since really I mostly like chais as lattes and the lemongrass in this stops me from using that prep method.