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.