No taste at all - terrible!
No taste at all. I moved the tea bags into an air tight container and I've tried leaving the bags to stew for a few minutes but there is still no taste to the tea at all. It is just a mug of warm brown water.
Absolutely tasteless now. What a shame.
Why have you changed these tea bags? I agree with the other reviews, this used to be the best Earl Grey tea and now it tastes of nothing. There is no flavour now the box isn't airtight, so the tea bags are a total waste of money. I will not buy them again. Please change them back.
This was my favourite earl grey tea, but now so disappointed- it has been ruined. The teabags are no longer in a sealed bag, no lovely smell of bergamot- in fact hardly any smell now, and very little taste either. Please go back to the previous standard, I am now looking for alternative brand of earl grey tea.
I ALWAYS BOUGHT THIS TEA BUT SINCE YOU HAVE TAKEN
I ALWAYS BOUGHT THIS TEA BUT SINCE YOU HAVE TAKEN IT OUT OF THE SEALED BAGS IT TASTES OF NOTHING :( AWFUL ! !
It’s no awful tea but nothing like Earl Grey compared to Twinnings
Not sold in an airtight container - lost flavour
Oooof! These have gone downhill quickly, from being one of the reasons I go once a month to Tesco, to being an utter disappointment. As pointed out by other reviewers, comes in a card carton with nothing else. Laughably, the instructions advise to store in an airtight container once opened. THE BOX ISN'T AIRTIGHT BEFORE OPENING!! The scientific term here is volatile, which means liable to evaporation at normal temperatures and pressures. So honestly, I can't tell if they've applied just a smidgeon of bergamot, or the product was fine when made, and spoilt before purchase 'cause some daft get thought it'd save a penny, or it was a conscientious effort to reduce packaging waste. Either way, resulting product not worthy of the name Earl Grey. The least they could do is remove the word "finest" in the package branding.
Quality seems to have gone down since changed shap
Quality seems to have gone down since changed shape of teabag from square to round.
Earl Grey? I don't think so!
Absolutely awful. How they can describe this as Earl Grey beggars belief. The tea bags aren't sealed so, sitting in storage and then on a shelf, by the time you've purchased them the Bergamot aroma and taste is non-existent! Don't bother with these... definite rip off!
Disappointing, why change them?
What happened to these great tasting tea bags? I loved the aroma and delicate bergamot taste......picked up a new box a couple of weeks ago and they don’t give the immediate aroma hit they also lack flavour and body. Previous to this these Tesco Earl Grey where better than the Fortnum and Masons alternative......won’t be buying them again, the hunt for a replacement begins!
this tea is really disappointing, practically no flavour. I am glad to see no plastic but the teabags are loose in the cardboard box and the flavour has been leached out by the box. Maybe some waxed paper would work.