Sticky Rice Puerh Tuocha is premium puerh tea, with a distinctly sticky rice taste and like nothing you’ve ever tasted in a tea. It boasts a rich, nutty, sweet, and hugely aromatic flavor. The rice aroma and taste balance each other in the cup. The underlying puerh brings an earthy base flavor to carry the rice notes. The sticky rice flavor comes from an herb that smells and tastes like sticky rice.
Brewing Sticky Rice
Brew this tea, and your whole house will smell like sticky rice. This compressed puerh comes in small buttons, or nests, wrapped in paper. Remove the paper before brewing. The nests weigh approximately 5 grams, which will brew 16 oz of tea. As the nest steeps, it gradually decompresses and takes the shape of brewed loose-leaf tea.
A few facts about puerh tea
- often referred to as a hangover tea
- can help with digestion
- has less caffeine than black tea, because older leaves are used to process into puerh
- is probiotic
- the only tea actually fermented
- is a diuretic
- may help curb your appetite
Horse tea trade route
While puerh is in the class of dark tea, which is aged Chinese tea, puerh tea must come from the southern region of Yunnan, China. Puerh tea has its origins in the horse tea trade route, where people in Yunnan would trade tea for horses with the surrounding countries. The tea compressed and aged as it was routed through the mountains. It took on the form of tea, which we now refer to as dark tea, or puerh, depending on its origin location.
A favorite puerh
Sticky Rice Puerh is a favorite among of our customers. Take compressed puerh nests with you and brew on the go. They’re easy to brew and wrapped in paper in 5g units. Enjoy any time of day. Step into puerh with this easy to brew tea, and see why so many other tea lovers enjoy this fermented tea.
Lake Missoula Tea Company commits to direct-sourcing teas and botanicals from sustainable farms. First we choose organic ingredients, and then we create our blends in small batches. In short, we love to drink this stuff, and we’re proud to share with you the tastiest, freshest tea possible. Store away from light and oxygen, and your teas will keep for a good long time.