Rice scented pu-erh


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Rice scented pu-erh

Postby beecrofter » Feb 2nd, '10, 15:30

Anyone know the name of the herb used to accomplish rice scented pu-erh.?
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Re: Rice scented pu-erh

Postby gingkoseto » Feb 3rd, '10, 20:12

Could the "rice scented" mean to be descriptive? It's not proper, but for a few times I saw some tea labeled as "scented tea" while what the manufacturer really meant was "fragrant tea".
In China some puerh sheng products are described to be "with the fragrance of sticky rice" (whatever fragrance that is...) so maybe that's where this "rice scented" is from? :roll:
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Re: Rice scented pu-erh

Postby Zanaspus » Feb 4th, '10, 14:37

I'm going to make a wild leap of faith and assume you are referring to the mini ripe rice scented tuos here. While I have no idea of a direct answer to your posed question, my advice would be to take a pass. In my experience these mini tuos are nothing but floor sweepings "dolled up" in many clever ways so as to be made slightly palatable. Do yourself a favor and go for the real thing.

Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Rice scented pu-erh

Postby beecrofter » Feb 4th, '10, 16:49

Take for example 2005 Chun Ming Nuomixiang beeng cha.
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Re: Rice scented pu-erh

Postby gingkoseto » Feb 4th, '10, 20:43

beecrofter wrote:Take for example 2005 Chun Ming Nuomixiang beeng cha.

Yeah that's the so called "sticky rice fragrance". I don't know how it became a tea term. :P But normally a tea described as such is not a scented tea.
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Re: Rice scented pu-erh

Postby gingkoseto » Feb 4th, '10, 20:48

Zanaspus wrote:In my experience these mini tuos are nothing but floor sweepings "dolled up" in many clever ways so as to be made slightly palatable.

The mini tuos used to be made mostly from inferior products. But in recent a few years, more and more reputable factories (such as Da Yi and Guan Zi Zai) started to make high quality mini tuos. They can't be compared with the best tea cake or big tuo, but some are pretty good and even better than mediocre cakes or big tuos.

This one is not bad:
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Re: Rice scented pu-erh

Postby beachape » Feb 5th, '10, 21:20

I've had some sticky rice mini tuos and they had pieces of something added. Maybe some part of the sticky rice plant?
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