Pu-erh Sticky Rice Ripe
- 8 grams makes 3-4 cups
- 25 grams makes 10-15 cups
- 50 grams makes 20-25 cups
- 100 grams makes 45-50 cups
- 1 pound loose makes 180-200 cups
A classic blend of cooked (ripe) pu-erh leaves and the Nuo Mi Xiang herb, a plant that grows in abundance in the Yunnan province of China, also home to pu-erh teas. What makes this tea unique is the herb that imparts a taste similar to Chinese sticky rice, a traditional dish widely known the world over. The tea is compressed in the shape of a mini bird’s nest or bowl shape (tuo cha) and then wrapped in rice paper.
This cooked pu-erh is a smooth-drinking tea with subtle notes of sweet smelling sticky rice, and a lingering rich, earthy undertone that pu-erhs are known for. Its pleasant, almost savory sweet aroma makes it a wonderful accompaniment to a hearty meal!
We carry two kinds of Sticky Rice Pu-erh tea, Raw (sheng) and Cooked (shou). Find the Raw version of our Sticky Rice Pu-erh tea here!
Pu-erh tea, sticky rice herb leaves (nuo mi xiang)
Unwrap a tuo cha (mini bird’s nest) and place it in an infuser. We recommend using one nest for every 16 ounces water. Heat the water to 190-210 °F. Give the tea leaves a quick rinse with a small amount of hot water from the kettle. Pour that water out and then pour fresh hot water over the tea leaves and steep for 3-5 minutes; the longer the steep, the deeper the earthy, rich flavors. Remove the infuser and enjoy! If desired, you may re-steep the tea leaves multiple times during the day to experience more nuances of flavor.
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- Variant: 100 g loose
- SKU: 153132
This is fantastic tea at a great price.
Sticky Rice Pu-erh Tuo Cha Cooked
It's amazing an herb mixed w/ pu-erh smells like cooked rice, but isn't rice. Like the milk oolong w/o the dairy, but has a very creamy texture - all from a bush.
This is a great dinner tea, the aroma fills the kitchen, like how coffee does when brewed. Now, of course, you'll enjoy this blend if you like rice or drink the toasted green teas, it has that same kind of roasting scent when it's seeped in hot water. For variation, i mix it w/ my chestnut green tea & becomes another amazing tea to drink. So many variations of tea blends vs just plain ole' coffee!
I loved the flavor and taste of this tea. It reminded me of Genmai cha (green tea with roasted rice and popped rice). And the taste was not bitter like some oolong tea. This tea is comforting.
This tea tastes wonderful, hot or cold, with or without a little sweetener. The fragrance is very much like rice, so much so that I was asked if I had made rice. The leaves were just as flavorful on a second brewing. I found it to be best at 3 to 5 minutes brewing time.