According to the description of this tea it uses real sticky rice added to the tea, not an herb which I think is also used for the sticky rice flavor at times. This one is good. It has a nice sweet flavor from the sticky rice and a sweet flavor from the ripe puerh. There is a fair amount of fermentation flavor but the sticky rice flavor does a good job of covering this up. In any case I detect none of the extreme nastiness that is sometimes found in bad ripe puerh. I am afraid I was too lazy to brew this gongfu this morning so my review is based on one steep.
I brewed two mini tuo cha or about 10g in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker with boiling water for 30 seconds after a long 20 second rinse to break up the mini tuocha.
Flavors: Earth, Rice, Sweet