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.