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Sticky Rice Pu-erh Tuo Cha Un-Cooked

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Sticky Rice Pu-erh Tuo Cha Un-Cooked

100 g loose

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This raw (green) version of a classic Sticky Rice Pu-erh is not nearly as well-known as the cooked version, but it has its devotees. Sun-dried green tea leaves from the Yunnan province in southern China are blended with the Nuo Mi Xiang herb, a plant native to Yunnan that imparts a taste similar to Chinese sticky rice, a traditional dish widely known throughout the world. 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 raw pu-erh has a unique lingering, complex bitterness with pleasant nuances of sweet-smelling sticky rice. Properly stored, raw pu-erhs will mellow over time, but many pu-erh aficionados prefer the strength, bitterness, and bright notes of younger green (raw) pu-erhs.

We carry two kinds of Sticky Rice Pu-erh tea, Raw (sheng) and Cooked (shou). Find the cooked version of our Sticky Rice Pu-erh tea here!

Pu-erh tea, sticky rice herb leaves (nuo mi xiang)

Steeping Instructions
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 170-180 °F. Give the tea leave 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 1-3 minutes; the longer the steep, the deeper the rich, complex bitterness in the tea’s flavor. 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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Cups to Grams

  • 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

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