Twinings describe this as a rich and robust tea with a delicious malty flavour. They also recommend it with Sausages and Mash. I can’t help but think they have the wrong tea. When made with 1 measure of tea in a pot with boiling water, infused 3 minutes and drank black this tea has a delicate smoothness with a nose of slight caramel. The taste is powerful but subtle and it lingers on the palate. No hint of the astringency that I usually associate with Assam. This is really good tea and worth the premium price tag for 2nd flush.