Avoid if you like Earl Grey.
This is some sort of wierd crunched up loose leaf. It tastes nothing like earl grey to me. I stupidly brought two boxes...I'm taking the unopened one back now.
In an attempt to reduce our plastic use we decided to return to leaf tea. I thought that "Finest" referred to the quality of the product, but in this case it seems to describe the tea leaves! The leaves are so fine as to be almost dust and the resulting brew is far too strong and bitter unless it is poured instantly. It even smells bitter. To add insult to injury the inner packet appears to be plasticized foil, which isn't recyclable anywhere that I know of. On the plus side, the box is attractive. We'll be returning to the leading brand.
Fragrant and tasty
It's the scent that gets you first, straight from the packet, then all the rituals, the warming of the pot, the measuring, boiling, pouring, waiting, all add to the moment of taste. Well worth the wait.