I love the name of this tea-Paris-I am thinking this has to be a fabulous tea to match up to a name like that. I’ve brewed it up a few times so as not to make a snap judgment. I love Earl Grey, but this for me doesn’t have much of an Earl Grey taste. Is it fair to say that I love a good straight up black so much, that it’s hard for a flavored tea to measure up? A really good Earl Grey is an exception to that, but Paris doesn’t rise to that level for me. It is not bitter or astringent. It has more vanilla than Earl Grey, so if you like vanilla, try it. It is nice enough, but not anything I would crave, and therefore, with all the choices out there, I probably won’t re-order it.