The reason I wanted to try this tea is that Mountain Malt is an Assam Gingia tea also. While this is is a very nice assam, it is not Mountain Malt. There is no comparison. This tea is malty and has a touch of bitterness and astringency. The chewy biscuity notes are not there. They do not even look the same. All that being said, still this is a nice assam.
A fine single-estate Assam at a good price. Smooth and malty with golden tips, this tea is a great base for making your own chai or other blends. If you’re looking for a nice Irish Breakfast tea, try this tea. Irish Breakfast is usually a blend of Assam teas, and this single estate Assam is priced about like a blend. 1 tsp. per cup steeped 3-5 min.