Sticky Rice Oolong

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Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea
Creamy, Earth, Rice, Smooth, Bitter, Thick, Toasted, Butter, Cream, Floral, Grass, Rice Pudding, Sweet, Autumn Leaf Pile, Coconut
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190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec 13 oz / 399 ml

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What makes this bold oolong from Doi Mae Salong, Thailand so unique? We blended it with Nuo Mi Xiang – a tender Chinese herb that tastes and smells just like sticky rice. And the results are a real treat for the taste buds. Think sweet and creamy, with satisfying notes of freshly cooked grains. Our favourite part? Since the herb and oolong are processed together, you get that authentic sticky rice deliciousness, naturally. One sip of this tempting tea and you’ll want to stick with it for life.

Ingredients: Oolong tea, sticky rice leaves (Nuo Mi Xiang).

Price per 50g: $14.98

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DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

28 Tasting Notes

8 tasting notes

This is a great daily driver. The oolong has a nice earthy taste and it is balanced with the slightly sweet “sticky rice” leaves. The rice leaves are a Chinese herb called Nuo Mi Xiang. They lend a smooth creaminess to the tea. It has great balance. It’s quite flavorful without being overpowering.

Beautiful tea leaves that start off as tight bundles and open up fully as steeped. It is marked as “low caffeine” but this tea does have a little bit of zip to it. Perhaps because I steep it for 3 or 4 cups.

Flavors: Creamy, Earth, Rice, Smooth

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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145 tasting notes

I thought this was called sticky rice pudding for some reason! But sticky rice oolong definitely lives up to its namesake. It smells and tastes like rice. So if you like rice, you will like this tea. It also has no astringency at all. A very good, pleasant tea.

Flavors: Rice, Smooth

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

What an interesting concept!

Silent Kettle

It is quite good! <3 But you have to like rice to enjoy this tea! I imagine it would be difficult to like if you did not like rice, lol! :)


Hahah! I did get that impression as well from your note. :)

Cameron B.

The What-Cha version of this is amazing! Would highly recommend.

Silent Kettle

I’ll have to check out the What-Cha version! Never heard of them before! :) Thank you!

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2914 tasting notes

Homemade Advent Calendar Day #1

I forgot how much I love this blend. The toasty oolong also has some smooth/thick creamy notes (although, I would describe it more like malt or oatmilk than cream/milk or coconut). It makes the brew a bit thicker, which I appreciate for such a tasty flavored blend. It brings out some of the rice (sticky rice herb) notes more and gives you longer to taste the sip before you swallow.

Flavors: Creamy, Rice, Smooth, Thick, Toasted

190 °F / 87 °C 8 min or more

I have only had sticky rice puerh. I didn’t realize they ever paired it with oolong!

Cameron B.

What-Cha’s version is so good!

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6062 tasting notes

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Like the aroma, but find the taste generally a bit strong, although I do still like it. Smells exactly like sticky rice!

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1692 tasting notes

Yummmmm. Absolutely love this tea. Both the dry leaf and the brewed cup have a delicate, authentic sticky rice flavor. It’s wonderful on multiple steeps, and is absolutely wonderful mixed with a milk oolong as well. I could drink this tea everyday.

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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126 tasting notes

I love this tea, both its flavour and its aroma. It indeed smells like the dried lotus leaves used to wrap one of my favourite dimsum foods, 糯米雞, so it’s a very nostalgic experience to sip a cup while sitting at my desk at work so far from any dimsum restaurants. I bought 100g just before Christmas, made the mistake of letting my mom try some, and had my tea tin stolen from me. So I bought another 100g for myself after Boxing Day.

Flavors: Rice

195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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3514 tasting notes

Work – 2:00 PM

Ahh… Time for a relaxing afternoon cuppa.

The dry leaf smells divine. I’m rather partial to good white rice – especially the Japanese variety. It has such a lovely clean flavor, a great plump texture, and is wonderful with salted sesame seeds sprinkled over the top. Man, I really need to get back into making bento for lunch…

Wow, this tea… I don’t generally expect a lot from David’s Tea blends, but this is really outstanding. The oolong is mild, silky, and a touch grassy, with a thick mouthfeel and a light floral note. There’s a tiny touch of bitterness in the aftertaste. But that rice herb… It really does taste exactly like steamed rice. Combined with the sweet and creamy notes, it reminds me of a very lightly sweetened rice pudding.

Of course, David’s doesn’t seem to offer this one anymore. Luckily for me, I see that What-Cha also carries a sticky rice oolong. I’ll have to order some to try! ❤

Flavors: Bitter, Butter, Cream, Floral, Grass, Rice, Rice Pudding, Smooth, Sweet

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

The sticky rice oolongs offered by What-Cha are great. You won’t be disappointed.

Cameron B.

Yay, that’s exciting!

Now I just have to try to wait to order until I drink up all of this tea… (eye twitches)


Seconding What-Cha’s sticky rice oolong


thank you for reminding me of this tea’s existence, this is what I ended up bringing to work today :)

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100 tasting notes

I have been drinking more oolongs because I am enjoying them much more, my this one is delicious – delicate flavor and aroma. I re-steeped this over and over, it never lost flavor, so wonderful.

Flavors: Rice Pudding

190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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20 tasting notes

By far one of my favourite teas.. too bad it’s been discontinued.. :(

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