Wild Dried Cut Nuo Mi Xiang Ye Semnostachya Menglaensis Sticky Rice Herbal Tea 50g

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Net Weight:
50g (1.76 oz)

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Origin: China
Type: Herbal
Packaging: Bag

This is a local herb from Yunnan called “Nuo Mi Xiang” or “Semnostachya Menglaensis”. The Chinese name of this herb literally means “sticky glutinous rice fragrance”.

Semnostachya menglaensis Tsui (Acanthaceae) is a rare plant indigenous to Mengla in the tropical rainforest of the Xishuangbanna prefecture in the south of Yunnan province, China. When the leaves are crushed, a characteristic smell of basmati rice or pandan leaves develops. The Semnostachya Menglaensis has tiny leaves that look like mint leaves, with a sweet aroma that resembles sticky rice. People sometimes use it as a medicinal herb thanks to its detoxifying effect. Yet, the most popular application is to scent teas.

Generally, pu erhs (ripe and raw) in a tuo cha shape often carry the sticky rice flavor. Once steeped, the tea emits a sweet aroma identical to that of fresh sticky rice. The liquor is very brothy and resembles genmaicha in color and taste.

How to use: Prepare about 5g dry leaves. Pour boiling hot water over the tea and wash it for about 10 seconds. Strain the tea and pour hot water over the tea again and steep for 10-15 minutes. Strain the tea and enjoy! You may also add it to any pu-erh or green tea you like.


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