Malty, but a bit weaker than other Assams I have tried. Leaving it to steep too long makes it very tannic, and even with milk and sugar it was bitter when overstepped. But when brewed at the Tea Haus’ recommended 3 minutes, I found it to be a little on the weak side. So I’d recommend 4 minutes for best results. Bought this at Plum Market in West Bloomfield, Michigan, where it is sold as one of Tea Haus’ bulk teas.