Unfortunately, something has been changed with this tea, making the flavour of bergamot totally overpowering. So bad that I have thrown it away. I did use it a few times putting a tiny amount in with normal tea but gave up messing around. I've bought this product previously and loved it. So take note Tesco and go back to your original recipe/supplier.
Wish I had read the reviews.
I dont know how this can be described as loose leaf tea. When I opened it I thought it was coffee granules but assumed they would unfurl when added to water but alas no. Lots of powder in the bottom of the mug and the taste wasnt great either. Definitely not one of your Finest!
Horrible and bitter tasting tea.
Do not buy this tea. It is almost as fine as powder for teabags. Looks inky black with a brown foam on top, tastes bitter and nothing like the real Earl Grey. The Earl would turn in his grave if he knew this tea carried his name. There is no option for No Stars, so I had to give it one star, grudgingly.
Not particularly flavoursome but the worst bit is it is not leaf but granules!
Not leaf tea
This is loose, but it's NOT leaf tea. It's in small granules which I thought might unfurl on brewing but it just looked like coffee grounds - and it left a lot of dust in the bottom of my cup. It didn't taste too bad but not the experience I'd hoped for.
Very tasty tea
We prefer the taste of this “dust” to any other Earl Grey looseleaf tea we have tried. We can also use less tea in the pot and it costs less than others we’ve tried - both added bonuses. We also prefer to buy it when we’re doing our weekly food shop from our local Tesco store but unfortunately we have not been able to find it in any of the several local stores we have tried during the last few months so have had to order on line.
Absolutely awful. Its not proper loose leaf tea, j
Absolutely awful. Its not proper loose leaf tea, just dust. Also it seems you've just used flavouring rather than bergamot oil. Not sure why you would badge this as 'finest'.
Even the price doesn’t make this palatable
If I could leave 0 stars I would! Immediately on opening I could tell this was a poor product. As others have said it is like dust. This is not loose leaf tea, it goes straight through the strainer leaving you with a gritty, dusty drink. The flavour is far too strong and not the subtle Earl Grey of other brands. It certainly isn’t worthy of being a “finest” product. OK, so it’s cheap but even that doesn’t save it. I drank half a cup from the first pot, threw the remainder of the pot down the sink and put the packet in the bin. Do not bother!
Awful tea leaves, far too fine so go through strainers and infuser. Wouldn't recommend. Spend the extra and buy whole leaf loose tea.
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.