I get Chai from this one – actually a really nice Chai – but no gingerbread. That’s my number one gripe as far as this tea goes. Maybe it’s an age thing, as I’ve found with a couple of the other PostTea advent blends, but who knows really?
As a Chai, I rate this one. It has really delicious black liquorice notes, which I’m assuming is largely aniseed-related. It has lots of cardamom, a good hit of black pepper, and is fairly light on the cinnamon, ginger, and clove. It’s a little bit different from the “typical” Chai I generally find in the UK, and I like it all the more for that.
A tea called Gingerbread should have some ginger/cake kind of element, though, and this one doesn’t. Mixed feelings.