Sticky Rice Sheng Pu'er Tea Coin (糯米香生幣, Nuò Mǐ Xiāng Shēng Bì, "Sticky Rice Fragrance Sheng Coin") - This traditional style of scented Sheng Pu'er is popular with the Báizú 白族 ("Bai Ethnicity") minority peoples of Yunnan. Starting with high quality Sheng (unfermented) Pu'er leaves from Nannuo mountain, the tea is scented with the leaves of Nuò Mǐ Xiāng, an herb with a sweet cereal fragrance reminiscent of fresh cooked glutinous rice. The herb is said to aid in digestion, and it tempers the sometimes astringent quality of the fresh Sheng Pu'er. It produces a pale green-gold infusion combining the floral fragrance of Sheng Pu'er with the pleasant toasted grain aroma of the sticky rice fragrance plant, set against a background of characteristic Nannuo Mountain minerality.
This tea coin includes 7g of pressed tea. The base color of the wrapper is green, indicating that it is a Sheng Pu'er. The ring is blue, indicating that this tea is made using herbal leaves--in this case, the leaves of the Nuò Mǐ Xiāng plant.