Accidentally steeped this for 14 min instead of the 10 I was aiming for…surprisingly the flavour still isn’t overwhelming even with such a long steep, so I may push it to 15+ in the future.
Aroma-wise it reads heavily of samosas (says the midwestern white girl who eats too much Indian/Pakistani food and still can’t name half the spices in the cuisine) but it’s remarkably bland on the palate. Reassuringly bland, if that can be a thing.
You can tell there are spices, but there’s none of the bite you sometimes find in western “chai tea” mixes. Just a warm, comforting blend to soothe the throat, settle the stomach and warm you when you need a drink without all the caffeine.