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drank 2018 Smoove Cocoa by White2Tea
22 tasting notes

Smell (dry leaf) – old books, antique store.

2 rinses…

1 steep- honestly not a lot here, smooth mellow back drop. The tea is probably still opening up. Very smooth nothing off about it. Used approximately (2) – 5 gram pieces.

2nd- brews a beautiful ruby red. Oats, raw oats, dusty, some black tea notes. But very subdued and approachable. Easy drinking. Round.

3-6… much like the 2nd steep. Some malty notes showing up. However it has stayed much the same. The tea plateaus, slowly, more, and more, but becoming more round and just and enjoyable, non-offending drinker.

All in all, solid tea. Nothing I’d go after again just too vanilla, a great first venture into ripes, plenty of steeping, but never developed much. So quantity, over quality.

Flavors: Dust, Earth, Malt, Oats, Paper

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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I’m an Audio Engineer, I travel quite frequently, so tasting notes will be intermittent, and from all over. I’m a fairly new to Puerh, and Puerh is what I’ll be mainly drinking. I’m still in the search for a good travel setup. I’ve already lost a gaiwan lid. RIP.

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Review Ratings:

100-90: A tea I can lose myself into. Something about it makes me slow down and appreciate not only the tea but all of life or a moment in time. If it’s a bagged or herbal tea, it’s of standout quality in comparison to similar items.
89-80: Fits my profile well enough to buy again.
79-70: Not a preferred tea. I might buy more or try a different harvest. Would gladly have a cup if offered.
69-60: Not necessarily a bad tea but one that I won’t buy again. Would have a cup if offered.
59-1: Lacking several elements, strangely clunky, possess off flavors/aroma/texture or something about it makes me not want to finish.
Unrated: Haven’t made up my mind or some other reason. If it’s puerh, I likely think it needs more age.

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