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drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
163 tasting notes

Oh my!! I was so excited to get my first order from Stacy at Butiki. I can certainly see why Butiki is a popular company with veteran Steepsterites. I have 4 selections, plus 4 samples to try. Mi Xian, a premium black selection, is the 1st one I prepared and boy did it deliver. This for me is a perfect black tea. I have brewed it three different times since yesterday, to make sure I’m not exaggerating, and no, it is fabulous. I appreciate the beautiful packaging and clear instructions on each bag, the well done website,the free samples, and the helpfulness of Stacy on the phone. Now, back to this tea. Stacy points out that Mi Xian is a relatively new style tea. A unique feature is that leafhoppers, which tend to congregate where pesticides aren’t used, are allowed to nibble the leaves which causes the plant to initiate its healing process, making the wet and dry leaves smell like honey and lending favorably to the character of the tea. I think this is a very cool aspect to this tea. As I savor this wonderful tea, I pick up on wild honey and subtle citrusy notes with a creamy velvety body and beautiful fragrance. Especially for those who appreciate milder black teas, as I do, I highly recommend Mi Xian. I will absolutely re-order.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Butiki Teas

Donna-I’m so glad you are enjoying the Mi Xian. It was such a pleasure to chat with you. :)

Bonnie

So glad you’ve come over to the Butiki side…hee hee!

Donna A

I am having a great “Butiki” day on this beautiful day in Atlanta, moving on to my third selection, once I figure out which one it will be, because they all sound so good :)

Donna A

Paul, I look forward to hearing what you think about this one. I just received my latest order from Butiki yesterday, and I had re-ordered this. I’ve had a few cups today and I’m so glad I re-ordered it. I get 2 steeps from it, which isn’t bad for a black brewed Western style. Now I’m drinking another Butiki selection that I haven’t had before—Organic Guranse. Bonnie, Azzrian and LiberTEAS have written some nice reviews on it. Also Paul, if since you like the leaf hopper effect, I highly recommend Butiki’s Gui Fei, an outstanding oolong which my husband and I both love.

TeaBrat

Nice! I was just looking at this today on the website

Donna A

Oh, I may be too late Paul, since I didn’t see your post until just now. I am loving my sample of Glenburn Estate Darjeeling, which Stacy recommended. Completely different from Mi Xian, and quite wonderful!!

Donna A

Paul, I think you’ll love the Gui Fei. Give the Glenburn Estate Darjeeling a try for your next order, or just ask for a sample. I’ll be curious to see if you think it’s as awesome as I do. I probably wouldn’t have tried it had Stacy not specifically recommended it. I have only had one Lapsang Souchong-it was better than I expected, although something I’d have to be in the mood for. I’ll look for your review. I could be in the mood for a good Earl Grey every day! I just got my Golden Fleece replenished! I’ve got to slow my ordering down though-I’ve got a scary amount of tea on the shelf! Right now I have Stacy’s Organic Irish Breakfast ready to drink

Donna A

I’m laughing now, because the image I have from your post is funnier than mine! On a more serious note, I agree with you that a special tea needs proper attention and enough time, and if you just have a sample, you don’t want to mess it up or be distracted!

Donna A

I hope you like it as much as me. Either way, I’ll be interested in your review.

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Butiki Teas

Donna-I’m so glad you are enjoying the Mi Xian. It was such a pleasure to chat with you. :)

Bonnie

So glad you’ve come over to the Butiki side…hee hee!

Donna A

I am having a great “Butiki” day on this beautiful day in Atlanta, moving on to my third selection, once I figure out which one it will be, because they all sound so good :)

Donna A

Paul, I look forward to hearing what you think about this one. I just received my latest order from Butiki yesterday, and I had re-ordered this. I’ve had a few cups today and I’m so glad I re-ordered it. I get 2 steeps from it, which isn’t bad for a black brewed Western style. Now I’m drinking another Butiki selection that I haven’t had before—Organic Guranse. Bonnie, Azzrian and LiberTEAS have written some nice reviews on it. Also Paul, if since you like the leaf hopper effect, I highly recommend Butiki’s Gui Fei, an outstanding oolong which my husband and I both love.

TeaBrat

Nice! I was just looking at this today on the website

Donna A

Oh, I may be too late Paul, since I didn’t see your post until just now. I am loving my sample of Glenburn Estate Darjeeling, which Stacy recommended. Completely different from Mi Xian, and quite wonderful!!

Donna A

Paul, I think you’ll love the Gui Fei. Give the Glenburn Estate Darjeeling a try for your next order, or just ask for a sample. I’ll be curious to see if you think it’s as awesome as I do. I probably wouldn’t have tried it had Stacy not specifically recommended it. I have only had one Lapsang Souchong-it was better than I expected, although something I’d have to be in the mood for. I’ll look for your review. I could be in the mood for a good Earl Grey every day! I just got my Golden Fleece replenished! I’ve got to slow my ordering down though-I’ve got a scary amount of tea on the shelf! Right now I have Stacy’s Organic Irish Breakfast ready to drink

Donna A

I’m laughing now, because the image I have from your post is funnier than mine! On a more serious note, I agree with you that a special tea needs proper attention and enough time, and if you just have a sample, you don’t want to mess it up or be distracted!

Donna A

I hope you like it as much as me. Either way, I’ll be interested in your review.

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Tea became a passion for me a year or so ago. I fell into it almost by accident, but now I would say it has captured me. Tea is more than something tasty to sip on, it is an experience-it helps create a mood and is quite interesting to read about and study. I discovered loose tea at the tea store at my mall. I was looking for alternatives to Coke Zero and white wine. Say what you will about that mall chain, but I’m sure it has raised awareness about tea where I live, in the land of bagged mass produced black tea prepared with lots of sugar, Atlanta, Georgia. That’s what happened with me, and then I started perusing the internet and found Steepster.

When I take on an interest or a hobby, I go into it full force and become a little obsessive about it in the beginning. I have always been adventurous when it comes to trying new foods, and once I discovered there was so much more out there than the Lipton tea I saw my mom drinking when I was growing up, I started trying many different varieties of loose tea. I have discovered I like all kinds of tea. I I veer a lot toward straight teas, especially blacks, but occasionally drink flavored also, especially Earl Grey. I like flavored Matcha lattes too. I’ve completely given up diet cola, which was becoming too much of a habit. I think tea is a lot healthier. When I rate a tea, it’s just my personal taste, so I don’t tend to post on things I don’t care for. Also, I tend to sweeten my tea with natural stevia (a no no for some!) I am a married Registered Nurse, with two kids in college and one in medical school. My husband is not hooked like I am, but he often enjoys a cup with me. I enjoy many other interests, including reading, gardening, and the arts. I’ve taken up hiking in the past year too. Anytime I can include tea in these pursuits, I do! It has become a bit of an obsession for me.

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