I usually stay away from Earl Greys. I think it’s the bergamot. I am drinking this just because I am trying to drink all the teas before Dec 31st. I thought it was terrible, but no, this tea is actually not that bad to other earl greys that I have tried. I thought that this was more toned down on bergamot, which made it easier for me to drink. I was surprised that I was ok with it, normally I would have a bit of trouble drinking it!