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So the problem with Darjeeling as a base for Earl Grey is that I habitually oversteep Earl Greys – most of which are pretty forgiving, but oversteeping an Earl Grey flavored Darjeeling just seems to bring out the incongruity of the flavor. Or something like that. There’s definitely something off about the taste this time around.

Rating go down! I kind of wish I hadn’t left some of the more lackluster (for me) samples with my brother, since it seems my second tasting impression is quite different from the first. Oh well, at least this saves me from trying other Earl Grey/Darjeeling crossbreeds.

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Rabs

Ewa SMASH! Or: rating go down the hooole! ;)

Ewa

Oversteeped darjeeling make Ewa angry! You don’t want to see Ewa angry!

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Rabs

Ewa SMASH! Or: rating go down the hooole! ;)

Ewa

Oversteeped darjeeling make Ewa angry! You don’t want to see Ewa angry!

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I’m a Pole who grew up in Texas, is currently a graduate student in California studying Japan. How’s THAT for random?

Being Polish, my family has always drunk a lot of tea, and I am no different. I may drink more tea than water. On the other hand, I can’t say that I’m very particular about it; I’m generally pretty careless with steeping times and water temperature and I don’t even have a proper teapot (mostly because the lid broke during the move to California ;_;).

I always drink my tea unsweetened and I only add milk in the case of the most egregiously chai-ish of chais. (not really a big fan of milk in general)

Given that so many of my entries seem to be about my morning tea, I felt I should add something here about me and mornings: I fail at mornings. I fail at them a LOT. Therefore I often also fail at proper tea making in the mornings.

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