I drink a cup or two of coffee in the morning, then I drink water and hot (or tepid) tea all day. Because of that, I go through a lot of tea bags. Tea bags can get expensive, so I decided to try cutting back, by buying the Kroger brand of tea bags. Ordinarily, I rave about the Kroger brand products, as well as their products under other labels, but I'm disappointed in the tea bags, and I won't buy them again. I tend to use my tea bags twice. I made a cup of tea, then gently strain the bag and set it aside for my next cup. I rarely have had an issue with a bag breaking on me before trying this brand, but every tea bag in this package has come apart in my cup, so that I end up with a mouthful of tea particles. I don't have a problem with loose tea, but when I use loose tea, I put the leaves in an infuser. If during that process, one or two stray leaves get in the pot or my cup, they are larger pieces, not the tiny pieces of tea from these broken tea bags that seem to get caught in my throat. I'm disappointed, mainly because I love the other Kroger products, but will keep looking around for a reasonably priced alternative to the expensive teas.