I love Irish Breakfast Tea, and most things from Trader Joe's, however this particular tea from them is disappointing. The first thing I noticed was that the tea in the bags was very fine granules, which generally means low quality tea leaves that have been almost pulverized and have little flavor. That's what it turned out to be. This tea has little of the flavor or boldness I would expect from an Irish breakfast - but plenty of strait bitterness. There is no string on the circular bags, so I can't bob them up or down and I have to dip my fingers into the hot water to get one out.