Well, I am working from home today and it’s a good time to try and review some samples I have. I had mixed feelings about trying this tea. I’ve had sticky rice raw pu-erh and found it too strong so I didn’t know what to expect with this one.
I brewed in a cup 2 min at 90C. First sniff. Whoa! Intense! Sticky rice aroma and taste was so strong. I can see why some might love it as it did go along good with the oolong but I’m pretty sensitive to strong aromas or flavours. I tried to get through the cup but I started getting a headache from the super sweet aroma and taste of sticky rice. There’s still more in the sample so if I am brave and decide to give this a second try, I could discard the first infusion and start from the 2nd one which may not be as strong. I don’t want to give this tea a bad review because it is what it is: sticky rice oolong. For those who love a strong sticky rice flavour , you will love this tea.