I rarely drink black tea (usually green, white, fruity or floral). I had tasted this French Breakfast tea years ago in a small salon that used to be in our town and when one of our French foreign exchange students gave me a box last year I was over the moon and have been rationing it ever since. It's wonderful to find it here at Dean & Deluca and will be ordering more. I've noticed they also have some of the other Mariage teas I've tasted in the past so will be well stocked soon. I like my tea sweet so usually add some neutral natural sweetener however, I think this tastes quite good without anything. Others have noted adding milk and that does sound like it might be a tasty addition...will try it.