What a wonderful holiday blend. They should sell this permanently, it tastes like a spicy, HOMEMADE, carrot cake, not Safeway kine. The spices are just right, not overly chai-ish. I don't tend to buy chai teas, not my fave. But this blend is the exception, b/c there's no cardamom, which overpowers most chais, esp when mixed w/ ginger. It's a smooth black tea too. I did 200, 4min.