This Vietnamese tea reminds me very little of an Assam in the aroma. Although it has that “biscuity” steam that billows from the cup, it is very light on the nose. Starting off, you get a strong and stout smokiness off the palate. You get a slight grape lingering that is overshadowed by the sharp bite you get off the back end. Full bodied, this tea lingers in the mouth while providing a clean finish. In this way, it is very similar to an Assam. I would recommend this as an occasional deviation from normal breakfast teas. Also, it can work well in the afternoon as a solid pick-me-up.