Review: Driftwood Teas Organic Sticky Rice Oolong (Nuo Mi Xiang Tea)

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Thumbs up!"This oolong does have one of the more unique tastes and one that I find that I really like. Since sample sizes are available I recommend giving this unusual oolong a try."
Shaiha’s Teaview: 9/10
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First day back to work in over a month and I was more then to surround myself in comfort, silence and a wonderful oolong to contemplate when I walked into my door. I have tried a couple of teas from Driftwood Teas and was very pleased with them so I just couldn't resist this oolong with such a unique name, Sticky Rice Oolong.

From their website:
Organic Sticky Rice Oolong is quite simply a remarkable Thai tea from the Choke Cameron Estate in Mae Salong. Fresh Oolong 17 leaves are naturally scented using the Chinese herb Nuo Mi Xiang to produce one of the most unique teas we've ever experienced.

Key Flavours: Fresh sticky rice, hot sweet popcorn and hints of jasmine and orchid.

Speaking of the website, I really like how some of the teas have tasting notes. Very nice touch. There is one change that I would love to see which is simply the ability to change prices into the American Dollar especially since the shipping the US is so reasonable.

My sample arrived in a black vacuum-packed resealable package that has complete brewing instructions. The leaves themselves are all crumpled up in not so little fists. The aroma is what really blew me away with a strong fragrance of browned butter and orchids along with an underlying woodiness. I set it up to brew using 200 degree water and let it steep for 2 minutes. The resulting liquor is a pale yellow with the strong fragrance of floral caramel corn.

My first thought was that I was drinking liquid caramel corn with the flavors of honey, caramel, brown sugar and butter. There is a creaminess in the texture of this tea also. At the base of all the sweetness is a sense/taste of woodiness of oak. This oolong does have one of the more unique tastes and one that I find that I really like. This flavor might be a hit or miss as it is kinda in your face so I do recommend picking up a sample first.

— To purchase Driftwood Teas Organic Sticky Rice Oolong (Nuo Mi Xiang Tea), or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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2 Responses to “Review: Driftwood Teas Organic Sticky Rice Oolong (Nuo Mi Xiang Tea)”

  1. James Henderson Robe Says:


    I tend not to comment on reviews – my opinions on driftwood’s teas are probably going to be a touch biased – however, just wanted to mention that hopefully by the time we have the first 2013 spring harvest teas we should have also launched our new website.

    Our new site should provide the option to view in multiple currencies, something I agree is lacking from our existing site.

    Anyway, thank you for your review and I’m delighted you liked this tea.


  2. Shaiha Says:

    I will celebrate when that occurs especially as you have so many delicious teas.

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