Sticky Rice Mini Tuocha

$10.60
Origin:
China

This tasty selection is composed of cooked puerh (pronounced POO-ar) scented with an herb (Nuo Mi Xiang) that tastes just like aromatic sticky rice. The resulting flavor is smooth, earthy, and very pleasant. Tea tasters have described it as "mushroomy". The rice scent makes this tuocha a great flavor accompaniment to a hearty meal.

Ingredients

Ripe (Shou) Chinese Puerh Tea, “Rice-Scent Herb” (Nuo Mi Xiang).


Brewing Instructions

16 oz Cup

  1. Place 1 unwrapped tuocha into infuser.
  2. Pour 16 oz. of hot water (195° F to boiling) over the tuocha.
  3. Steep for 3-10 minutes, depending on desired brew strength, then remove tea leaves.
  4. Remove infuser and enjoy tea. Can be steeped three or more times.

Puerh teas can be brewed multiple times. Re-steep the same leaves, gradually increasing the infusion time until the leaves no longer yield a full flavor.

Potful

Simply add to your infuser one unwrapped tuocha per 16 oz. of water and place it in your pot, then add the appropriate amount of 195°-to-boiling water and let it steep for 3 to 10 minutes. Remove the infuser and enjoy. Can be steeped three or more times.

Brewing Iced Tea

Though we don't necessarily recommend drinking Sticky Rice Scented Mini Tuocha iced, our opinion is that a cooled concentrate works best, as regular-strength brew tends to become watery as the ice melts. So, use the above leaf quantities, but half the water, allow it to cool, then pour it over ice and enjoy! The brew will dilute down to proper strength as the ice melts.