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Sweet Rice Scent Ripe Pu-erh Tea
Sweet Rice Scent Ripe Pu-erh Tea
Sweet Rice Scent Ripe Pu-erh Tea 1

Sweet Rice Scent Ripe Pu-erh Tea

2016 vintage

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Weight: 80 grams
Type: Ripe (fermented) Pu-erh
Production area: Yunnan Province

"Sweet Rice Leaf," grown in the mountains of China's Yunnan Province, is known for its natural scent that is akin to that of sweet rice. Chopped up Sweet Rice leaves are added to Pu-erh leaves during fermentation. The result is a ripe Pu-erh that offers a warming and sweet rice scent. This tea is pressed in 8g mini coins and is convenient for use at home, in the office or during travel.

for 80 grams (10 coin-size pieces, each 8 grams)

Use 4g of leaves (or one-half coin) per 5 ounces of water. Rinse the leaves with boiling water (212 degree F) and discard the rinsing water. Start steeping according to the recommended steeping times below:


10 sec.
1st BREW
10 sec.
2nd BREW
20 sec.
3rd BREW
30 sec.
4th BREW
40 sec.
5th BREW
1 min.
6th BREW
2 min.
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Customer Comments:

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A must try 10/04/2023
By Christopher Baker
I'm a long time lover of red, green and white tea who is recently exploring the depths of Pu Erh.
This was part of a sample and was honestly the last one I was interested in because my focus has been discovering the qualities of various raw and ripe Pu Erh of various vintages to establish a baseline of understanding them. The thought of something being added to "flavor" the Pu Erh was not something I was looking for.
All that said, I loved this sample and will absolutely be ordering more. I highly recommend trying it.
The flavor and aroma is a divine pairing of Pu Erh and sweet rice. Like green tea scented with jasmine flowers, it's a perfect pairing. It's something to experience to truly appreciate.
Thank you Lisa and Bana Tea Company for having such incredibly high quality products and top notch service. You have brought so much enjoyment to learning about and experiencing my first steps into Pu Erh (and so many others have also said similarly).

Our responseWow! Thank you for your kind words. It is so rewarding personally to receive feedback like yours - I am very grateful and humbled.
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Sweet Rice Scent Ripe Pu-erh Tea 10/15/2020
By Kimberly Valerio
My brother gave me a sample of this tea and I couldn't wait to order more of my own! It is so smooth and the scent of sweet rice is intoxicating. I use only half a coin and get numerous steeps from that half coin. I also cannot say enough good things about the customer service at Bana Teas. I reached out to them regarding an existing order and received a reply immediately. These are fantastic quality teas and their customer service is top notch.
Our responseSo grateful for your glowing review. We are so glad we have earned your trust.
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Fantastic 01/13/2021
By Chris Wales
Sublime. I'm a raw pu-erh fan, but employing a lighter brewing technique with this little gem makes a for a very enjoyable experience. The aroma is instantly calming, the mouthfeel is gentle, and the taste is simultaneously rich and light. It's like a savory dessert.
Our responseI am a raw pu-erh fan too, but I like this tea for the reasons you described in your review. Thank you.
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Everyday Favorite 03/29/2023
By Brooke J
I discovered this Sweet Rice tea from a sampler pack (also note that I discovered pu-erh and Bana through Lisa See's book) and I love it. I drink it every morning. It smells like rice and has a flavor that is so smooth.
Our responseI am glad you like the Sweet Rice ripe pu-erh, which is a very warming and soothing tea.
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New favorite 06/02/2020
By Kelly Scallon
I first tried the sweet rice scent pu-erh as part of a same and absolutely fell in love. A light sweet aroma with a smooth finish. I'm hooked.
Our responseSo glad to hear you like this tea so much. It is a warming tea.
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Good tea 05/08/2021
By Olivia Oldaker
Great for travel or as a gift to a tea beginner, true to its price and description. Good tea! I'm still discovering it, so that's why 4 stars.
Our responseIt is a good tea for people who prefer less earthiness in the ripe pu-erh.
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Love this tea! 07/14/2020
By Susan Hammock
The sweet rice scent pu-erh tea smells and tastes divine. Every time I drink it I feel like I'm getting a special treat.
Our responseSo glad to hear that.
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Excellent Service 10/12/2020
By Linda Lasota
I received quick and excellent service from Bana Tea Company! Exciting to try different teas! Thank you!
Our responseThank you for your kind words and for taking the time to let us know your experience.
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Sweet Rice Scent Ripe Pu-erh Tea 01/06/2024
By Yvonne Chang
Cannot get enough of it.
Our responseLove to hear that. Thank you for letting us know.