I’m no Darjeeling expert, nor am I even very familiar with it, so I’m not sure what makes a good or bad one. This tea is light and malty. It has a descent balance, but is faint. I imagine this is a good type of tea for cream and sugar, but the flavors are so light I worry I might drown them out. Added c&s and it didn’t kill the flavor! It’s alright this way. It is a little drying after each sip. I don’t think it is something I would gravitate to, but who knows. It could grow on me.