Slightly malty, perhaps from the Assam? Not sure as I’ve never had Assam just by itself, but that’s how I see it described and I do pick that up in this tea. The tiger eye has notes of chocolate and caramel, which I’ve also never had by itself, but this tea definitely as that taste. The cinnamon and orange peel in the oriental spice serves to enhance the chocolatey goodness just that much more. I love this tea with sugar. Such a comforting blend, surely it can get you through all those tough Supernatural moments.