2018 Smoove Cocoa Minis

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Dark Wood, Earth, Bitter, Broth, Caramel, Mushrooms, Spicy, Wood, Chocolate, Mineral, Molasses, Salty, Umami, Fruity, Sweet, Creamy, Wet Earth
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 7 g 7 oz / 196 ml

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  • “This one was interesting. I could kind of taste something sort of chocolate in the first steep or two. Not as strong as tea with chocolate flavoring added but maybe like you had a cup of hot cocoa...” Read full tasting note
  • “I get two pieces of those from derk. And as my gaiwan is broken (the lid, but as it is second crack I decided to don’t use it anymore), I brewed grandpa. She wasn’t that much impressed, but me?...” Read full tasting note
  • “It seems like there isn’t a consensus whether this tea is cocoa-like or not. I feel like I land somewhere in between. As far as the liquor goes, to me it mostly tastes like mushroom broth with a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Gongfu! Wednesday morning there was filming going on in the tea lab all morning and they needed the lab to be completely quiet/empty for the duration so I decided to work from home during the...” Read full tasting note
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This one was interesting. I could kind of taste something sort of chocolate in the first steep or two. Not as strong as tea with chocolate flavoring added but maybe like you had a cup of hot cocoa and then decided to make tea in the same cup without rinsing it out very well first. I hoped the chocolatey flavors would last through all the steeps but it became more savory instead. It reminded me of when I’ve added a pinch of salt to my tea…I’m on a high-sodium diet for chronic low blood pressure, there isn’t much I haven’t tried adding salt to. It wasn’t super salty like your average packaged broth/stock but it seemed slightly salty compared to most of the teas in my stash. The really oily mouthfeel was a new experience for me too. It made me think of broth even more, or maybe heavy cream. I was disappointed it didn’t last for many steeps but I think I could probably make it go longer with less water and hotter water. The thermos I had my water in didn’t hold the heat as well as I would have liked and I was using a mug with an infuser thingie, just eyeballing the water level at about 1/3 of a mug. Next time I’ll try a smaller brewing vessel. I think I like Smoove Cocoa enough to finish the cute little mini tong but I’m not sure yet whether it’ll go on my re-order list.

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7 g

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I get two pieces of those from derk. And as my gaiwan is broken (the lid, but as it is second crack I decided to don’t use it anymore), I brewed grandpa. She wasn’t that much impressed, but me? Let’s see!

Used all 7 grams of one piece per my 300 ml glass. Although it is bit on strong side, it is good (and I have prepared two steeps)

First steep is quite strong… but I knew it before I decided to give it a try; and typical shu notes are there. It was bit woody, earthy and quite dark. Not sure if I noticed any cocoa, but kind of dark chocolate was there I guess. Maybe a little of umami.

The seconds steep is way lighter and more into cocoa! Even quite sweet-side. It is more chocolatey than previous. Still full of flavour. Smooth and coating. Cocoa sweetness and hints of creamy.

Song pairing: Well, Bruce Spingsteen’s new album? Have you noticed? I haven’t till today!
That said, I am not sure if: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQyLEz0qy-g (Letter To You), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzvnEvbL-qs (House Of A Thousand Guitars). That’s it! But all album is, ehm, great.

Both songs make me feel that I should burst out crying, don’t know why. But they are so amazing. Great album. Well, he is “The Boss”!

Won’t rate as I will after preparation gong-fu. This deserves 80+ rating though. I am sad that you weren’t that impressed derk! Maybe it needs the rough preparation?

Flavors: Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Dark Wood, Earth

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 7 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
derk

I’m glad you enjoyed this gift from White Antlers :)

derk

I repaired a broken teapot lid with epoxy this week. It’s not exactly food safe but, eh, whatever. That was your only gaiwan, no? Did you order anything from that Etsy vendor Mastress Alita mentioned?

Martin Bednář

derk honestly I thought it’s from your stash, but nevermind. Well, it made lots of small pieces as it was cracked earlier and fixed as well. Yes, I have ordered new one from Tangpin, somewhere in comments I even shared an image of ordered one. I think I will fix it, but won’t use it at all or much less at least. New one will be bigger as well and suits my teacup better. I will certainly take a photo of both once I will use it!

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It seems like there isn’t a consensus whether this tea is cocoa-like or not. I feel like I land somewhere in between. As far as the liquor goes, to me it mostly tastes like mushroom broth with a bit of a woody flavour. However, in the aftertaste I do get some chocolate note, as well as the kind of dry cocoa butter aftertaste.

The tea has a decent balance with some bitterness, spicy notes in the aftertaste and mild caramel sweetness, but ultimately it does lean quite heavily on the umami side of things.

Flavors: Bitter, Broth, Caramel, Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Mushrooms, Spicy, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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Gongfu!

Wednesday morning there was filming going on in the tea lab all morning and they needed the lab to be completely quiet/empty for the duration so I decided to work from home during the morning since my desk is in the lab and I didn’t really want to share a workspace with someone in the main part of the office. I really enjoy having the flexibility to do that on occaison when my workload permits. Most of my job duties, like lab testing and tastings, can’t be done from home – so it’s nice when it works out.

I got to save the hour of time I would have spent commuting and use it instead for an early morning Gongfu session – and I decided that shou was exactly what I wanted. I think I bought these mini coins last Black Friday, and it’s almost been a year without trying them so I decided to dig them out and give ’em a whirl! Since it was the day before Halloween, I also blasted the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack. It was a good time!

Tea was thick – very oily/heavy mouthfeel. A bit shroomy in it’s umami/earthy overall profile. I felt, in a couple infusions, more like I was drinking some sort of umami bomb type of soup stock – but a really good stock. Other infusions were more the petrichor sweetness that I really like in a shou. I guess with a name like “Smoove Cocoa” I expected more overall sweetness and, you know, some type of cocoa or chocolate note – but that’s not what I got. Still very nice though!

Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4P876BB0L_/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vBrSWZnB9c

Really, as I said above, it was the whole album that I was listening to but this is the RHPS song that I had stuck in my head the whole week leading up to Halloween…

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1101 tasting notes

Thanks, Kawaii433, for sharing one of these.

Sadly, I got absolutely nothing from this shou :( And my coin was only 6.2g compared to others’ 7g. The dry leaf smelled only of chocolate and molasses; steeped grandpa in 16oz of boiling water, the faint aroma was the same with an earthy addition. Taste had a hint of sweet cream and fruit on the sip followed mineral, dry earth and some kind of umami I perceived as cheese with no noticeable cocoa, mouthfeel or feelings of relaxation. Savory, not cocoa-like at all. Is it my allergies or is it bunk? Seems very basic to me, which isn’t a bad thing at all, but where da cocoa? And I only did a half refill before deciding nah.

Flavors: Chocolate, Earth, Mineral, Molasses, Salty, Umami

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 6 g 16 OZ / 473 ML
Kawaii433

Aw derk, but you’re very welcome <3. I get a lot of cocoa though. Aw. I agree with it being on the basic side though, as the price is hehe (inexpensive).

derk

Oh yeah, I see that short stack is $0.14/g. I don’t drink a lot of shou so I don’t know if that’s a good price but it is a clean shou, which is nice. I had some issues yesterday so maybe my mood influenced the experience. shrug

Kawaii433

derk, I hope you get your issues sorted out. (hugs)

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Certainly lives up to its name. The wet leaves and liquor smell like freshly baked chocolate cake.
The first brews are very strong and dark, they taste like chocolate with smooth cocoa notes. There is some fruit shining through, but not much. Later brews begin to lose the chocolate notes, the tea becomes more woody and creamy.
There are also some sour metallic notes later on, but it might be due to the groundwater I use for my tea.
I recommend this for those who like dark chocolate and cocoa.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Fruity

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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Ohhhh how i love these Cocoa Minis
The taste got cocoa, sweetness ,fruityness and no wet pile
Just awesome

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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121 tasting notes

Smooth and chocolate-y. As advertised.

Flavors: Chocolate

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Some more notes:

1:47 am and decided to finish up a package and my crazy (Cameron said bananas lol) Sunday went into Monday and now entered Tuesday! I accidentally printed the shipping label on an Avery label sheet (the kind with lots of little labels) instead of a plain sheet of paper and made a typo in my own name. Oh man.

I’m going to make another order with White2Tea soon and thought I’d revisit this. I like it. Hardly any fermentation flavors, and it’s a good daily drinker. Sweet, smooth, chocolatey. I have a cake of it but these mini disks are just way cute (and convenient) but more expensive per gram, of course. Ugh lol. I’m a slave to cuteness. I’m trying to talk myself out of it. If anyone would understand, I know you all would lol.

7g mini, Yixing gaiwan, 212°F, rinse, 5s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 25s, 35s (this is where I’m at right now).

Flavors: Cocoa, Creamy, Dark Chocolate, Earth, Wet Earth

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 OZ / 110 ML
Cameron B.

I’m also a sucker for cuteness, like dragon pearls! :)

Mastress Alita

My chou kawaii weakness it looking at teaware on Etsy, sometimes for hours on end… T_T

Kawaii433

hehe to the both of you. I knew I was in good company :D

Cameron B.

@Alita – Looking is better than buying. ;)

Kawaii433

Top 5 of my favorite words:

Oniochalasia – buying or shopping as a method of stress relief or relaxation,

/cry

Cameron B.

I can so relate. A little online retail therapy always makes me less grumpy… ❤

Kawaii433

lol @Cameron B.
And you’re right… The looking part is better than buying.

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