There are many different flavours of tea so it is like anything else it depends on the person.
That's what I was trying to tell my friend!
This article may prove enlightening:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/8727175/Customers-revolt-as-Twinings-changes-the-flavour-of-its-Earl-Grey-tea.htmlhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2030922/Earl-Grey-drinkers-dismiss-new-recipe-affront-tea.html
Why would they change the flavor? Perhaps that's what the English person my friend was talking to was responding to?