I almost always use milk, or some mixture of water and milk, and this product was no exception. I had actual cow's milk on hand this time, and it worked pretty well. And like I said, it looks just like ordinary oatmeal. But it certainly doesn't taste that way.
I really didn't expect chai-flavored oatmeal to work at all. I thought this product would be a total bust.
But I think this product is worthy of 8 out of 10 stars.