I finished off my bag of the Spring 2018 harvest several days ago and it took a while to background process my opinion.
While this tea is complex and layered flavor-wise because of the mix of Chinese red teas, I feel like the Jabberwocky’s bark is bigger than its bite. It’s an easy tea to slay, one I could drink all day but I was always left longing for something a little deeper, a tea I could sink my teeth into, a beast that would put up more of a fight. I may have preferred this tea gongfu actually, because each type of leaf in the blend waxed and waned. There was however, always a bit of flatness to the body regardless of brewing method. The description is mostly apt, but I was missing out on that camphor and eucalyptus.
I think this tea would be very appealing to those who like slightly sweet and softly poetic Chinese reds.
Flavors: Apricot, Baked Bread, Burnt Sugar, Cocoa, Honey, Malt, Milk, Mineral, Plums, Salt, Smooth, Wood