I was trying to find a cheaper loose leaf Earl Grey alternative - a false saving. Rather puzzled by the tea. The leaves look like coffee granules, and this was off-putting. I haven't ever seen leaves like it but I know there can be a variety of leaves with tea. It made a very strong tea - even pouring it from pot to cup immediately makes, to me, a bitter, dark cup. I think if you like strong tea it could be OK - I tend not to leave my usual tea to brew for long as I don't like it a strong taste, but, with this, there is no choice. I was tempted to give 2 stars only but I think if you like very strong Earl Grey, like to brew it a long time but sometimes can't wait, it could be OK, so I added an extra star. I won't be buying it again.
Like granules flavour is chemical and disgusting.
This is not tea. It looks like granules and the flavour is chemical and disgusting.
Grim. Avoid. Water tastes better without it.
Delivered to us when our first choice was out of stock. We looked forward to discovering it is a cheaper alternative Earl Grey Tea. What we found:- Cheaper = Yes. Earl Grey = No. Tea = Perhaps. Alternative = No. It tastes foul. It is a shabby attempt to replicate decent tea. In no way does it represent Earl Grey tea as you know it. It should not bear that name. Compare the ingredients:- Tesco version = Tea. Flavouring. Twinings = Tea. Bergamot flavouring - (NB the flavour is named!) QED? Advice = Do not buy it even if there is no other tea of any kind available within 20 miles.
Great taste and Strong
Best Earl Grey I've tried, Great taste and Strong.
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.