drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
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I just brewed this up and I’m now clutching my mug as I read through an article on environmental health I have to write a response to. The scent of straight black teas are always comforting to me. I’m not always in the mood for them, but when I am they are so comforting – however I often find the natural honey sweetness gets a bit much about 3/4 way through my cup.

This is such a great straight black tea though. From the first sip, I already love it. I am savouring each and every sip. I need to remember to do that with each and every cup of tea, lately I’ve been so busy everything in my life seems like it’s flying by. There does seem to be very subtle hints of peach-like flavour in the background of this tea – I could almost be imagining it.

I can see how it’s similar to my favourite Gui Fei oolong for sure. Yum.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Jennkay

I’m gonna put on my nerd hat and ask what the environmental health article was about :P
And I agree with savoring tea. It can get hard when taking tea on the go, too.

Courtney

I’m such a nerd too! It was in a study done on pregnant mice exposed to chemicals and how it effects not only the pregnant mouse, but also their offspring, and their offspring’s offspring – and how the same thing can happen to humans. Transgenerational chemical effects.

I really try to savour my teas the rare moments I’m home now since I practically live at school haha!

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Jennkay

I’m gonna put on my nerd hat and ask what the environmental health article was about :P
And I agree with savoring tea. It can get hard when taking tea on the go, too.

Courtney

I’m such a nerd too! It was in a study done on pregnant mice exposed to chemicals and how it effects not only the pregnant mouse, but also their offspring, and their offspring’s offspring – and how the same thing can happen to humans. Transgenerational chemical effects.

I really try to savour my teas the rare moments I’m home now since I practically live at school haha!

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Lover of tea, animals, the ocean (http://eastcoastbest.tumblr.com/), science, travel, and all things summer.

That’s my mug! I may have a slight love of Star Trek.

I love black teas. I pretty well always drink my tea straight. I’m also fond of herbals, but they rarely make my permanent collection. I prefer my tea hot, but occasionally I’ll cold brew.

Oolongs I enjoy, but I’m not generally in the mood for them. I only truly enjoy subtly fruity flavoured greens. Whites have to be pretty amazing (see Butiki’s White Rhino).

Pu’erhs I’m working on at a snail’s pace, but so far I’m not loving them. Rooibos/honeybush have to be well hidden for me to enjoy them. Mates and are not for me at all.

Likes:
Coconut, creaminess, yogurt, toffee, cacao (true dark chocolate flavour), rhubarb.

Dislikes:
Any smokiness, bergamot, flowers (rose, jasmine, chamomile), hibiscus is hit and miss.

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