I never thought I liked teas having early on only experienced mass produced teabags. Then some 20 years ago I discovered quality loose leaf, bulk teas. Very different experience and love them. I'd compare most mass produced black teas in teabags vs. loose leaf with the analogy of instant coffee vs. whole bean, premium roasted coffee.Thank you for the comments. What I mean is a generic black tea you might commonly find in tea bags, for instance Bigelow.