I’m working my way through several samplers of Assams and Darjeelings from Upton. Perhaps I needed to let this pot steep a bit longer, but I’m not picking up the malty hint mentioned in its description. Instead of Assam malt, the cup is robust, but a bit more like a robust Ceylon instead of a more traditional Assam. Very nice wine notes finish it off. While it’s not what I would describe as a malty Assam, it’s very nice.