Flavored black tea. The bags came sealed in paper envelopes. Nice spicy smell as I opened it. The tag was taped to the bag and so I accidentally tore the tag off the string and ripped the top of the bag. The brew is dark and cloudy from the spices. The aroma is cinnamon and pleasant. This didn’t taste like other Chai teas I’ve tried which have a strong clove/pepper taste to me. This is more cinnamon but not harsh. You can taste other spices but they are very subtle. If you like a cinnamon tea, you might be pleased with this offering.