Quality nuo mi xiang "sticky rice" pu-erh

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Quality nuo mi xiang "sticky rice" pu-erh

by tuocha » Feb 21st 15 3:17 pm

I really love the sticky rice pu-erh, like http://yunnansourcing.com/en/laocangtea ... xiang.html this one from Yunnan Sourcing that I currently have, but it's clearly not of the best quality. The flavor is rather monotone and the steepings run out very quickly. Does anyone know of some quality pu-erh with the sticky rice frangrance that I can purchase with shipping to the US?

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Re: Quality nuo mi xiang "sticky rice" pu-erh

by bellmont » Feb 21st 15 7:59 pm

I cannot speak to the quality of this nor reliability of this distributor but check out this whole cake form of what you are looking for:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nuo-Xiang-Shen- ... 232e9d7736

It may be worth the gamble if you really enjoy the sticky rice fragrance/taste.

I also read that the sticky rice plant root is used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). I am not sure if it is the root, leaf or actual rice gradual in the mixed with the pu-erh tea in the mini toucha you mentioned above...but I could see getting a hold of high quality maocha and some of the "Nuo Mi Xiang" (stick rice fragrance plant) or "Nuo Dao Gen" (sticky rice plant root) and experimenting with pressing your own cakes. I have seen nuo dao gen avaible on TCM herb websites.

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Re: Quality nuo mi xiang "sticky rice" pu-erh

by BioHorn » Feb 21st 15 10:05 pm

tuocha wrote:I really love the sticky rice pu-erh, like http://yunnansourcing.com/en/laocangtea ... xiang.html this one from Yunnan Sourcing that I currently have, but it's clearly not of the best quality. The flavor is rather monotone and the steepings run out very quickly. Does anyone know of some quality pu-erh with the sticky rice frangrance that I can purchase with shipping to the US?
Google turned up this long list:
http://pricereport.net/glutinous-rice-chinese-products/

A number of links do not work, but there are many with this product. It does seem to come mostly in individual packs. Those usually do not seem to be of such high quality. A search showed Ginkosetto wrote up some that were better (Da Yi and Guan Zi Zai.) Link:
http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 1&p=144165

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Re: Quality nuo mi xiang "sticky rice" pu-erh

by MEversbergII » Feb 21st 15 11:17 pm

I have been curious about these "sticky rice" pu'er tuo's for a while. Unfortunately, I'd read a number of bigger tea bloggers put tuo's down, so I avoided them for a while. The current top review for the one you linked doesn't inspire, particularly, but I'd be open to trying "sticky rice" pu'er if a good one was identified. I believe Seven Cups has one that I looked at recently, even.

So it is that the tuo's are scented with the root of the sticky rice plant and not that sticky rice is embedded within the tuo somewhere?

M.

EDIT: Ah, I just saw the post above - rice has nothing to do with it!

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Re: Quality nuo mi xiang "sticky rice" pu-erh

by bellmont » Feb 22nd 15 3:20 am

Hey toucha,

I also found this after some digging around:

http://www.amazon.com/2009-Organic-Stic ... +Cake+100g

http://steepster.com/teas/amazon-world- ... r-tea-ripe

According to Steepster it looks like AllanK (who I think is a member of this forum) owns the "2009 Organic Sticky Rice Aroma" cake. You might consider shooting him a message about it, he may have even been the person who reviewed it on Amazon.

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Re: Quality nuo mi xiang "sticky rice" pu-erh

by Tead Off » Feb 22nd 15 4:07 am

I remember having a Thai oolong that was processed using sticky rice some years ago. It's a very enjoyable flavor in your tea if that is what you want. It tends to overwhelm the actual tea with its distinctive aroma and flavor. Maybe adding this to tuo cha isn't a bad idea!

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Re: Quality nuo mi xiang "sticky rice" pu-erh

by kyarazen » Feb 22nd 15 12:36 pm

scented with the herb! something from the pandanus family.. :)
MEversbergII wrote: So it is that the tuo's are scented with the root of the sticky rice plant and not that sticky rice is embedded within the tuo somewhere?

M.

EDIT: Ah, I just saw the post above - rice has nothing to do with it!

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Re: Quality nuo mi xiang "sticky rice" pu-erh

by tuocha » Feb 22nd 15 2:37 pm

Thank you all for your detailed replies :)

Bellmont, I appreciate your research efforts. I'm definitely more interested in buying some pu-erh that has reviews already, rather than just going for some of unknown quality. I will try to get in contact with AllanK :)

BioHorn, I did see that old post by Ginkosetto, but I cannot find any sticky rice pu-erh from Da Yi and Guan Zi Zai factories, at least not on any English-speaking sites. :(

I'm hoping that someone who already has experience with sticky rice pu-erh will chime in here at some point.

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Re: Quality nuo mi xiang "sticky rice" pu-erh

by Tead Off » Feb 22nd 15 4:20 pm

kyarazen wrote:scented with the herb! something from the pandanus family.. :)
MEversbergII wrote: So it is that the tuo's are scented with the root of the sticky rice plant and not that sticky rice is embedded within the tuo somewhere?

M.

EDIT: Ah, I just saw the post above - rice has nothing to do with it!
Yes, that's it!

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Re: Quality nuo mi xiang "sticky rice" pu-erh

by Zacherywolf7 » Feb 22nd 15 7:42 pm

http://www.white2tea.com/tea-shop/2005- ... ng-maocha/

I think this tea tastes like those candies you get at your local asian supermarket with rice wrappers around them!

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Re: Quality nuo mi xiang "sticky rice" pu-erh

by mr mopu » Feb 23rd 15 12:33 am

Zacherywolf7 wrote:http://www.white2tea.com/tea-shop/2005- ... ng-maocha/

I think this tea tastes like those candies you get at your local asian supermarket with rice wrappers around them!
Yah, that's why I got 100 grams of it! :D

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Re: Quality nuo mi xiang "sticky rice" pu-erh

by tuocha » Feb 24th 15 8:00 pm

Zacherywolf7 wrote:http://www.white2tea.com/tea-shop/2005- ... ng-maocha/

I think this tea tastes like those candies you get at your local asian supermarket with rice wrappers around them!
Aww, out of stock :(

I did get some good feedback over at Steepster:
http://steepster.com/discuss/10474-qual ... hat-forums

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Re: Quality nuo mi xiang "sticky rice" pu-erh

by Teasenz » May 15th 17 3:08 pm

There's a sticky rice pu erh that's part of this pu erh tuocha tea sampler:
https://www.teasenz.com/mini-yunnan-tuocha-mix

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Re: Quality nuo mi xiang "sticky rice" pu-erh

by tuocha » May 15th 17 6:59 pm

Teasenz wrote: There's a sticky rice pu erh that's part of this pu erh tuocha tea sampler:
https://www.teasenz.com/mini-yunnan-tuocha-mix
Thanks.