I wasn’t really aware how inexperienced I was with assams until I tried this. I really have nothing to compare it to, so I am struggling a bit with how to describe this tea. Overall it’s very smooth, and light (many black teas coat the tongue, especially when steeped for a while, but this one doesn’t at all). Honestly, there’s not much to distinguish it as far as uniqueness goes. It’s just a really nice, kind of quiet morning or afternoon tea.