I purchased a tin of loose Twinings Earl Grey and am astounded at how mediocre the flavour is. I expected more bergamot and a little complexity or interesting twist to the flavour as you get with say David’s Teas Earl Grey.
Twinings was flat and lifeless. Not horrible but not impressive. Not bitterness, just no interesting flavour notes. Very straightforward, which I would not whine about had the price been lower.