Rice Ripened Loose Pu-erh Pyramid Tea Bag

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Earth, Rice, Bark, Wet Wood, Yeast
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Certification
Fair Trade
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205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 15 sec 3 g 12 oz / 355 ml

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  • “Convenient pyramid bags made of environmentally-friendly corn fiber. It was a very clean high-quality Yunnan pu’erh tea, with very light earth notes, and heavy rice aroma and light taste note. Very...” Read full tasting note
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  • “168/365 I’ve been wanting to try a rice-ripened pu’erh for a long time now, since I’m really rather fond of sticky rice. That starchy creaminess is one of my favourite flavours! The rice flavour...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Geek Steep S2E13 – Pokemon: Sword & Shield This is what I chose for my brief period of replaying the video game! Why? Well, it’s an inside joke but I’ll explain… In the original Pokemon TV...” Read full tasting note
    90
  • “After a good 15 second rinse, I brewed this bag for about 5 minutes in boiling water. Honestly, I think the recommended 9-12 minutes’ steeping time is overkill; it’s not as though I am going to...” Read full tasting note
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Tea Tree: Yunnan large leaf species

Age of Tea Trees: 70 to 80 years

Fresh Leaves: One bud with 2 leaves

Material of Tea Bag: Corn fiber

This tea bag features its flavor which has slight glutinous rice flavor. It is a good routine beverage incorporated with the essence of “Nuo Xiang” plants grown in Xishuangbanna. The liquid is bright red brown in color and have a typical flavor of Pu-erh.

The tea leaves of TeaVivre new-coming Pu-erh pyramid tea bags are all from Yunnan province, which is the world’s original production place of tea. It chooses Yunnan large leaf species as material, has two kinds of tea bags: ripened pu-erh tea bag and raw pu-erh tea bag. Both the two kinds are strong, fragrant and mellow.

Ripened Pu-erh tea is fermented after pilling, and then the bitter taste is reduced. It is also called Shu/Shou Pu-erh. It tastes smooth, mellow and soft, with rich fragrance, and suitable for daily drinking. Raw Pu-erh does not go through the piling fermentation process, so it keeps the characteristic of fresh tea leaves: astringent fresh aroma, strong taste, and bright golden liquid. It is really a good choice for people who love new teas.

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373 tasting notes

Convenient pyramid bags made of environmentally-friendly corn fiber. It was a very clean high-quality Yunnan pu’erh tea, with very light earth notes, and heavy rice aroma and light taste note. Very smooth, mellow, easy on the tummy type of tea. I only had one bag to try but it was a pleasant one. Not a complex pu’erh, but a solid daily drinker if you like rice shou.

Flavors: Earth, Rice

Preparation
3 g

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168/365

I’ve been wanting to try a rice-ripened pu’erh for a long time now, since I’m really rather fond of sticky rice. That starchy creaminess is one of my favourite flavours! The rice flavour here is a lot stronger than I expected it to be, although I imagine it will fade in successive steeps. In flavour terms, it’s exactly like a liquid version of overcooked rice, when it’s gone thick and starchy. The pu’erh itself isn’t much more than a background flavour at the moment – a light earthiness, but really barely there.

Second steep is very similar, although the rice flavour blends slightly more coherently with the base pu’erh. It’s still strong, but not quite so much as the first steep. It’s a better balance between creamy/starchy and the earthiness of the pu’erh. A good combination, and an unexpectedly delicious one!

Third steep is again similar. The rice flavour is still very prominent, and the pu’erh is still very much second fiddle. I think you’d have to really enjoy the flavour of overcooked rice to get along with this one – it’s not a background flavour by any means!

I’ll probably stick with this one until the end of the day now, and take it through a few more steeps. Given what I’ve experienced so far, there’s likey a lot of life left in it yet! I don’t usually buy pu’erh in tea bags, but I am finding it convenient – no cake to break, no weighing or measuring, and easy clean-up to boot! I’d definitely take some of these along with me if I were travelling – the quality of the tea seems unimpaired, and I didn’t find the slightly higher price off-putting when considering the number of steeps I’ll ultimately get from each one.

Another Teavivre win!

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12453 tasting notes

Geek Steep S2E13 – Pokemon: Sword & Shield

This is what I chose for my brief period of replaying the video game! Why? Well, it’s an inside joke but I’ll explain…

In the original Pokemon TV series the characters are frequently seen eating rice balls. However, when it was dubbed for North American audiences they decided to change the name of the rice balls to (in theory) be more familiar to kids. Not the image of the rice balls, mind you. Just the name. What did they change it to?

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Jelly. Filled. Donuts.

So yeah, I doubled up on the teabags to make a large teapot of this deliciously smooth and creamy rice scented shou because the stupid inside joke of Pokemon and its rice balls just made me smile.

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239 tasting notes

After a good 15 second rinse, I brewed this bag for about 5 minutes in boiling water. Honestly, I think the recommended 9-12 minutes’ steeping time is overkill; it’s not as though I am going to impart some new exciting flavor in that extra 5 to 8 minutes.

I think it was the rice that made that yeasty, corn chippy scent and flavor. I could kind of see how the smell was related to rice, but it just tended toward the side of dog feet smell. Even my coworker, sitting three feet away from me, commented on how this tea smelled like dog feet. It tasted much like it smelled: heavy on the ricey, yeasty flavor, but add in some wet wood flavor and just a hint of fishbone from the shou.

And yet, despite this disgusting description, I still drank the entire cup. I’m not sure what this says about me and my palate. I wouldn’t say that I enjoyed this tea, but it was a certain sort of experience.

Blog Post: http://www.catlaittea.com/2016/08/26/review-rice-ripened-loose-pu-erh-pyramid-tea-bag/

Flavors: Bark, Rice, Wet Wood, Yeast

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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1113 tasting notes

Laughs at the 9-12 minute recommendation

This tea was aight’
That is all.

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199 tasting notes

Started my day off with this tea and used it to distract myself during a meeting.. Pretending I’m paying attention while writing a tasting note in my head :P
I got this as a sample from Teavivre, so thank you!

Very interesting to get some loose pu in a bag. It said to steep for up to 12 minutes, so I opted for 8 minutes and it was quite strong. Very dark color (obviously, since it’s a shou) and has a creamy and woody flavor – definitely a lot of rice flavor. Maybe a hint of fruit, but it’s a very rich shou. Because of my steeping situation at work, I couldn’t really rinse it, so I don’t know if that would have made a difference on such a long steep. Overall, pretty good and very convenient for making pu on the go.

Flavors: Rice

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Thanks for the samples from a while ago, Teavivre! I love rice flavored pu-erh, so I had to give this one a try in the convenient teabags. The pu-erh consists of larger, great quality leaves, mixed with little green leaves that I think are the rice flavoring. Personally, the teabag doesn’t look like it contains as many leaves as I would usually steep… but I prefer a LOT of pu-erh sometimes (it’s not like pu-erh ever gets astringent because of too many leaves, so I don’t think it matters how many leaves are steeped). The flavor is a standard pu-erh, none of the offending, unlikeable pu-erh notes from this burgundy cup. Very sweet, smooth. The rice is present but very light… I’d love more rice flavor. This pu-erh is a perfect pairing with the rice. The strength does seem lighter, especially the later steeps, again probably because I usually steep more leaves. To be fair, I didn’t use the recommended (very long) steep time. I’ll try that next time. That’s the only negative thing I could say about this pu-erh — the inability to choose how many teaspoons of leaves to steep. Each teabag is probably the perfect amount of leaves for someone else though.
Steep #1 // 4 minutes after boiling // rinse // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 2 minutes after boiling // 3 min steep
Steep #3 // just boiled // 4-5 min

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1719 tasting notes

Let me start by saying I enjoyed this one. You might question that as you read. First off I think the string is too short. The tag was sucked under the instant water hit the cup. I had to fish it out. Second, I had no idea what sticky rice smelled like. Uhmmm, at first it kind of smells like old socks in a gym bag. Yep, I’m a red neck. Third, 9-12 minutes? Seriously? I couldn’t do it. I lasted three minutes and the brew already looked like coffee to me. The house was now filled with the aroma, which is growing on me and has become more food like. That aroma penetrates the brain right up to the point the tea hits the lips. Then it instantly disappears and is replaced by a dusty earthiness that makes me picture roots. Just a touch of mineral. Then after I swallow the sweet sticky rice reemerges and blends with the pu-erh. I love the contrast. A very interesting cup.

Stephanie

LOL 9-12 minutes does seems super long…

gmathis

Last time I stuck a rice pu-erh under the hubby’s nose, he immediately described it as “eau de stinky socks.” That must be what it smells like, then.

K S

Great minds and all that. lol

ashmanra

ARGH! I wish I had ordered it! I was trying to be good!

K S

See, that’s what makes pu-erh people so much fun. Stinky socks, barnyards, cave water – I need me some of that. LOL

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I’m a big fan of rice shou, so I stocked up on this during TeaVivre’s black Friday sale without even tasting it first. Luckily it is a good one! And SO convenient. The sachets are individually wrapped!!! I’m normally not a big fan of sachets or wasted packaging in general but these are going to be SO convenient for travel. Seriously. Awesome.

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84 tasting notes

Quick rinse in boiling water and steeped 7 minutes in an 8 ounce mug.

Brewed color is coffee-like, and smells earthy with the light scent of cooked rice – very fragrant.
Tastes rich and earthy with a hint of sweetness that again would be similar to boiled rice.

Very nice, and I drank it with milk added which increased the sweet taste and added an extra smooth creaminess.
I think this would be an excellent and convenient option to take with you when not at home and craving a nice cup of pu-erh without any fuss.

Thank you to Angel at TeaVivre for sending this sample!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
boychik

Sounds so nice !

caile

It is! I’m still sipping it actually – it’s nice with the milk as a evening treat. :)

Stephanie

I’m going to get some on Friday :D

caile

Yay! I am looking forward to Friday too – so many teas I need!

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