What have you done to these tea bags?
Something has changed with this tea in the last few weeks and not for the better. It appears to have different packaging and the bags have gone from circular singular bags to double joined square bags and they no longer taste like Earl Grey, in fact they taste nasty. Having bought them for over 25 years we know what they taste like and they are definitely not the same. Hopefully the taste difference is due to a dodgy batch and not a conscious change to the recipe. Twinings are too strong and these were just right. I have raised this with Customer Services and keenly await a response from the supplier as to what's changed or maybe what's gone wrong during manufacture.
New Finest Earl Grey tea quite nasty.
Tesco has completely changed this product which I used to by regularly. Earl Grey tea should be fragrant and refreshing. The packaging and shape of the tea bags has changed and the tea tastes like someone has emptied a bottle of cheap perfume into it. It even leaves an unpleasant aftertaste. Not buying again.
Not just Finest - the very best!
as a life-time earl grey devotee I have never tasted such wonderful flavour in a blend as this one. I congratulate Tesco on this product. Please, please never change it.
Ignore the doom mongers
Ignore the doom mongers
Poor quality. Will definitely not buy again. No bergamot!!
Awful, lacking freshness and no delicate flavour
These are awful. All loose in the box so that they lose their freshness. Tesco have gone too far in reducing their packaging. They have done so only by compromising on the freshness. The taste is wrong. I am used to Earl Grey without any milk. These are far too strong. To get the golden amber appearance I have to remove the teabag very soon after pouring the hot water on it. Avoid at all costs!
Spend your money on another brand
I normally buy the smaller pack and it’s fine but this was tasteless and weak, tasted like drinking milky water disgusting
Don't bother, buy Twinings
"Tesco Finest" I don’t think any effort went into blending this tea at all. The tea is too strong and overwhelms what little bergamot is blended in. Oh, and it’s not foil wrapped, it’s just loose bags in a cardboard box.
WELL DONE TESCO
Tesco do not sell my favourite Earl Grey teabags so during lockdown I have reverted back to these. The bergamot flavour is more subtle, and I prefer it to be bolder. However I have awarded 5 STARS because the packaging is so environmentally friendly. No plastic or foil bag inside the box - just the cardboard box. It breaks down easily for the recycling bin with no sticky glue or tape residue. I will buy these from now on. If Tesco could make the actual teabag from unbleached paper and plastic free, I would award 6 STARS. Thank you Tesco, please continue to remove unessecary plastic with other products.
I am afraid it did not taste like any Earl-grey te
I am afraid it did not taste like any Earl-grey tea I have tasted before, and I have been drinking it for 30 years.I disliked it so much I had to throw it away, never been so disappointed by Tesco products before and it’s where I do all my food shopping. Yours faithfully Enid Child