Ripened Sticky Rice Scent Pu-erh Mini Tuocha

Tea type
Pu'erh (shou) Blend
Ingredients
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Flavors
Creamy, Earthy, Herbaceous, Honeydew, Smooth, Spring Water, Sticky Rice, Sweet
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6 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “I was lacking more than one sticky rice option!  So I thought I’d try this. Four ounces of this tea is 15 tuochas in the case of my pouch.  These are fairly big disc shapes, with a line down the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’m a sucker for the sticky rice flavor of nuo mi xiang thrown into just about anything. These are cozy and creamy and sensuous; some herbal greenery pokes in here and there. Short steeps of 15-20...” Read full tasting note
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Summary

Origin: Menghai County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China

Harvest Date: March 10, 2021

Production Date: March 25, 2021

Dry Leaf: Ripened puerh and the Nuo Mi Xiang herb mixed and pressed into mini tuo cha; individually packed

Aroma: Sticky rice scent

Liquor: Bright and deep red

Taste: Strong sticky rice aroma, with sweet, smooth and mellow taste

Tea Bush: Menghai large-leaf tea bush species (over 50 years)

Tea Garden: Man Xin Long Tea Garden (about 1300m)

Caffeine: Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)

Storage: Store in cool, dry place away from sunlight; keep ventilated

Shelf Life: The aged the better

Angel’s Comment: The tea liquid is rich with sticky rice smell from the Nuo Mi Xiang herb coupled with puerh tea; the individual package is convenient to carry.

Details
Sticky rice scent puerh is a kind of ripened puerh tea with special aroma, which is made by mixing puerh tea and Nuo Mi Xiang herbs. Nuo Mi Xiang herb (rice-scent herb) is a wild herb that grows in the forests of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan. It is named for its strong aroma of glutinous rice. Nuo Mi Xiang herb contains a variety of aromatic components and amino acids which are beneficial to the human body; it can be used for blending flavors and adding as tea ingredients. TeaVivre’s Ripened Sticky Rice Scent Pu-erh Mini Tuocha not only has the rich sticky rice aroma but also has the Chen Xiang of ripened puerh, which is very special in taste, and also very sweet and mellow. A recommended daily drinking for puerh lovers!

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I was lacking more than one sticky rice option!  So I thought I’d try this. Four ounces of this tea is 15 tuochas in the case of my pouch.  These are fairly big disc shapes, with a line down the middle.  Possibly indicating you could cut it in half to save for later.  But Teavivre’s instructions say to use one piece for twelve ounces.  And I like my puerh thick, so I definitely went with a whole piece for a mug.   The sticky rice scent is definitely abundant here and it’s very quick to unravel!  I’d say the sticky rice flavor is so strong that it kind of overpowers the ripe puerh, even if the brew is dark.  But there is a lingering coffee flavor following the sticky rice.   There was plenty of sticky rice flavor throughout all the steeps.  The last one having like a creamy quality to it.  I think the focus here is more the sticky rice flavoring, as the puerh is quite mild, even with my standard mug size. Though the infuser is almost FULL of unraveled leaves.  I might like that long fourth steep the best with that creamier smooth quality.   I’m glad I have this in stock for the sticky rice craving, but I might not reach for it when I’m craving nuanced shou.
Steep #1 // 11 minutes after boiling //  1 1/2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 11 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #3 // 11 minutes after boiling // 4 minute steep
Steep #4 // just boiled // 16 minute steep

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I’m a sucker for the sticky rice flavor of nuo mi xiang thrown into just about anything. These are cozy and creamy and sensuous; some herbal greenery pokes in here and there. Short steeps of 15-20 seconds keep the shou light and balanced with the herb (longer steeps get a little bitter and disjointed). I must be at 10-12 steeps as I write this, and the herb is persisting right along with the shou — perfection.

The ~6g disc looked very compressed coming out of the foil wrapper, but it bubbled and let water in during a 15sec rinse. After a patient 20 minutes, I opened my gaiwan and found a poofy pile of leaves waiting to make magic happen. :D

The handy little discs make me want to consider this for travel, but the need for babysitting short steeps ruins that dream. I am still turning over a plan for overseas steeping… I sure don’t want to have a vacation full of tea ‘meh’, but I also want to be reasonable with gear. I generally pack ultralight (<25L for 2-3 weeks), and absolutely don’t want to change that. A new field of study and research awaits…

Flavors: Creamy, Earthy, Herbaceous, Honeydew, Smooth, Spring Water, Sticky Rice, Sweet

Preparation
6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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