This is an underrated tea. It's a lovely smooth malty flavor with no astringency. Excellent every day tea.
This is more like the usual black tea that Americans are used to in flavor and strength, but much tastier. Malty is definitely the word I'd use. It makes a fantastic milk tea. Not so much in taste, but in warm, toasty quality, it reminds me of houjicha milk tea, which is a favorite of mine. I'll be ordering more.