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drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
110 tasting notes

There’s that leaf hopper tea “je ne sais quoi” again!

Thanks to Stacy for including this one as a sample. I smell and taste that same essence I encountered in the Gui Fei Oolong and the Taiwanese Wild Mountain Black. I like it best in this tea, though. It’s a more mild version of that special flavor, and otherwise the tea is very smooooooth. Of the three, this is the one I am most likely to buy again!

Update: 2nd steeping was “meh”. Not much flavor of any kind. Next time I will try a longer 2nd steeping since at least one previous reviewer had a good result on a 2nd steeping.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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