Smoove Cocoa, Shou Puerh 2018
Smoove Cocoa / / By White 2 Tea / / Shou Puerh / / 2018
Blended Shou Puerh
From Yunnan Province, China.
50g Sample or 200g Cake
If new to Shou Puerh you can expect dark flavour profiles that conjure up images of subterranean atmospherics and fresh forest ferns.
The Smoove Cocoa is a beautifully balanced blend with deep flavour complexities, Super easy drinking and suitable for any brewing style. This is a very enjoyable tea for all tea drinkers, no matter your experience with Shou style Puerh.Its real nice to see this tea has a looser leaf pressing that’s often seen in Sheng Puerh style tea making it satisfyingly good and fat. The leaves are flat and rich, with wood bark tones and orange flecks. Light earthy, damp aromas and a good smooth sweetness. The tea has benefitted from a fine clean storage giving a thick quality tea soup that’s dark cocoa in colour with rose undertones. With such a full, smooth, earthy sweetness giving a lasting flavour. This tea is good for enjoying now or suitable for aging.
Harvested, processed and pressed in Spring’18.
Brought to you directly from the home of Puerh (China’s Yunnan Province) Paul Murray has been based in China for over 15 years and has built up an impressive cult following as White2Tea.
We’re very happy to be working with Paul to offer you a selection of ‘Tea Like No Other’
Producing experimental and playful artisan blends with equally creative visuals to match, White2Tea’s contemporary style pushes boundaries in a sector of the tea industry that is often considered traditional and elitist whilst maintaining the integrity of true tea. A no nonsense approach and an appreciation of the tea experience that resonates with our own ethos.
Paul specialises in sourcing/producing compressed tea cakes in all shapes and sizes, intentionally blending older and younger material, selecting balanced and complementary flavours to create ‘teas to be drunk now’ for a collection of quality yet easy drinking tea. Approachable and ideal for a western palette these beauties punch above their weight.
Brew Guide Per Cup:
Tea 1 teaspoon (3-4g)
Water 90*c // 300ml
Time 2 minutes
Re-infuse leaves to your personal taste
Brew Guide ~ Gong Fu Style:
Tea 3 teaspoons (8g of tea)
Water/Temp 100ml / 85*c
Brew time 1st a quick rinse of leaves, pour away, 15-20 seconds + for infusions thereafter
Re-infuse leaves to taste 4 - 6 times
If purchasing a tea cake, Preparation:
With care, prise the cake apart using a sharp knife or pick. Gently prise the required amount of leaves from the cake, taking care not the break the leaves. Then separate into loose leaves, and you're ready to brew.