This is definitely a good strong masala chai mix, but for me, there is far too much licorice taste – not a taste I like very much.
It is a little hot, even in the mildest suggested dose used, but there is no ‘after kick’. The mix is much stronger in flavour than what you normally buy as ‘Chai tea’ in western shops.
If you like the taste of anise, fennel and licorice – and don’t mind a kick of ginger, and you feel normal blends are too bland, this might actually be something for you. Unfortunately, however, there is no ‘test’ version available, so you buy 320g (either in a nice tin or in a refill bag).
If you want something with even more of a kick, the company has two other chais to offer: (the hotter) Indian Chai and (the even hotter) Central Indian Chai.