Blue Lotus Star Anise Chai is like the Traditional Masala Chai in terms of it’s powerful chai spice punch in just a Â¼ teaspoon. (How do they do it?!) But Star Anise gives a radically different spice blend flavor. The star anise is quite out front. Yet, the flavor at no point becomes one dimensionalâ€”it is full and balanced. Blue Lotus Chai seem to have mastered the ability to deliver strong chai spice flavors in a mix, which truly capture authentic Indian Chai and its variants. The only drawback, if this is a drawback for you, is that to get it, you have to mix water and milk and add your own sweetener. This is a bit more effort than you will find in most other chai mixes. But if you are willing, you will get the real deal here.