I received this tea from my professor after we had tried a small amount in class. I did not know the exact title until researching it later, but it had such a familiar smell that I couldn’t exactly put my finger on. It turned out to be rice! This was my first time brewing with bird’s nest pressed tea, so I was quite excited!
When I brewed it at home for myself, I chose to use my big white ceramic teapot for a nice juxtaposition in color. I let it steep for about five minutes before it was dark and fragrant. I poured a cup for me, and another for my mom as we sat down in front of our dining room window. From the fermentation process, this tea is almost savory and has a full-bodied flavor. There is a strong note of rice and a more subtle plant-like flavor. Extremely enjoyable and moreish. I will definitely be enjoying this one again, especially since the leaves can be used so many times!
Flavors: Plants, Rice, Umami