I don’t use additives in my tea, but Earl Grey is only tea that makes me want to on occasion. I can drink Samovar’s without anything extra no problem, though. [Seriously, Samovar. Can you do no wrong?] You get a little bit of that acidity, which takes a little getting used to if you don’t drink Earl Grey on the regular [which I don’t]. There’s also a taste of lemon that I get very clearly, which is apparently from the bergamot they incorporate into the tea. I don’t know if this tea is going to make me an Earl Grey convert – I usually prefer my greens, whites, and herbals – but I can safely say that to date this is best Earl Grey I’ve had.