I have been avoiding tea bags and go for loose leaf tea whenever possible because the taste tends to be better. Most tea in tea bags does not even taste like tea and most people do not even know that until they have tasted real tea! After reading some good reviews on this I was willing to give it a try and I am glad I did. This is the most aromatic tea I've had in a tea bag. I tried a couple of green tea varieties and they compare pretty well to some of the loose leaf varieties I have. I also like the wide range of flavors they offer and the staple-less bag is a nice touch. Only drawback is the price though.