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drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
33 tasting notes

I had a lovely tea party yesterday with my parents. I made finger sandwiches, jam thumbprint cookies, poppyseed shortbread cookies and a couple types of tea, one being Mi Xian Black.
I adore this tea and felt that it would be a great choice to let my parents try. They both loved it too. My dad was very interested in the history of the honey notes of the tea and happy the process was not like kopi luwak coffee…. He loved the natural honey flavor and could taste fresh citrus. My dad is a chef so I was not too surprised at him noticing this tea’s subtlety. My mother really enjoyed this tea as well, she said it had such a clean flavor and that most straight black teas she has tried have a “mustiness.” She really has only tried grocery store teas.
I replied, “Welcome to the world of fine teas!”
They both now want to come over regularly and pick things out of my cupboard to try.
But what really shocked me is that my mom brought me a small gift. A yixing teapot!
I couldn’t believe it. She picked it up in a thrift store. It still has a little sand in the bottom which makes me think it has never been used or loved…
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/d2uKAnHvHzO4fh_MgliAEhZgvqRNEkNLo6PVlNcRmOc?feat=directlink
This is my first yixing teapot. I think I have the perfect tea to love this teapot…Mi Xian!

wheezybee

That’s adorable, and it sounds like a fantastic time! Would you mind sharing the poppyseed shortbread recipe?

Chelle

Sure! I just need to get it typed up and I’ll message it to you.

moraiwe

Could I get a copy too? Shortbread and poppyseed sound like a divine combination :)

wheezybee

Awesome! My husband thanks you in advance ;)

Stephanie

Awesome thrift store find!!! Your tea party sounded lovely too :)

Butiki Teas

cute pot! :)

Starfevre

That pot is adorable.

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wheezybee

That’s adorable, and it sounds like a fantastic time! Would you mind sharing the poppyseed shortbread recipe?

Chelle

Sure! I just need to get it typed up and I’ll message it to you.

moraiwe

Could I get a copy too? Shortbread and poppyseed sound like a divine combination :)

wheezybee

Awesome! My husband thanks you in advance ;)

Stephanie

Awesome thrift store find!!! Your tea party sounded lovely too :)

Butiki Teas

cute pot! :)

Starfevre

That pot is adorable.

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I am a nurse practitioner for my profession and for free-time I am a new tea addict (need a bigger cupboard!), woodwind musician (flute, clarinet, penny whistle, ocarina), reader of sleuthing and classical novels, animal lover, and anything that involves mountains and forests.

I am a misplaced Alaskan (where my heart remains), now in Alabama for the time being.

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