Mi Xian Black

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Black Tea
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Flavors
Caramel, Chocolate, Cream, Floral, Fruity, Grapes, Honey, Lychee, Malt, Peach, Smooth
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 g 15 oz / 432 ml

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  • “I should probably stop picking this tea up. Not because it's a bad tea but when you've got a stupidly long list of amazing teas from Stacy, at some point, SOME of them need to fall off the list. ...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Ok.... I swear I'm reviewing this tea, brewing up a mate and making a matcha latte and going to work for at least a few hours, if not an all-nighter. Being a grad student sucks, especially when you...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sad sip-down! I really like this one. I drank this at work, so I didn't steep it at boiling and I got a whole new flavor profile. This time it seemed even smoother and I swear there were...” Read full tasting note
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    fuzzy_peachkin 464 tasting notes
  • “I have a guilty little confession about this tea. I love it! I love it so much that I really acquired it more for myself rather than because it filled a hole in our tea selection. This is my...” Read full tasting note
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From Butiki Teas

Our Mi Xian Black tea is sourced from Ali Shan region in Taiwan. This exquisite premium grade tea utilizes the Chin Xin varietal and is pesticide free. Mi Xian Black is a relatively new style of black tea and is very rare. Similar to our Gui Fei Oolong, leafhoppers are allowed to bite the leaves in order initiate the plant’s healing process which produces a honey-like aroma. Juicy peach and honey notes mingle and linger. Some lychee and mild citrus notes can also be detected. This smooth and mellow tea is sweet with a creamy mouth-feel.

Recommended Brew Time: 3 minutes 30 seconds
Recommended Amount: 2 teaspoons of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 212 F (boiling)

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I should probably stop picking this tea up. Not because it’s a bad tea but when you’ve got a stupidly long list of amazing teas from Stacy, at some point, SOME of them need to fall off the list. IE. it’s a fantastic tea! but there are 10 more amazing, incredible teas that i love EVEN MORE from stacy, that this one is just not amazing enough haha. or at least only enough to get every few months. I enjoyed the sweetness of this cup compared to the other 2 teas i drank at work today. It was a good contrast to them and made me enjoy this even more today. Sadly, it’s almost gone…but that means room for more stacy teas! woot woot!

Cavocorax

Yeah, I totally know that feeling! How do you narrow down the very best?

VariaTEA

If I were, hypothetically, thinking about branching out into straight black teas, which of Stacy’s would you recommend the most? Just out of curiosity.

Sil

VariaTEA – what are some blacks that you have liked of the few you’ve tried? Sort of depends on what you’ve found “drinkable” in the past :) (from other companies)

VariaTEA

So far I have really enjoyed Yezi’s Jin Pin and Taiwan Tea Craft’s Sun Moon Lake Assam

Sil

So i’d try the PTA (premium taiwanese assam…) personally i prefer the NON upgraded version but they are both entirely different teas IMO.

I love black lotus as well…taiwanese mountain black you’d probably like given that you enjoyed sun moon lake..beyond that, i can send you samples or give you more input once i try all the new blacks that stacy has added… i haven’t had a chance to order them yet to try them all..i’m falling behind!

Terri HarpLady

Get with it, girl!

Cavocorax

VariaTEA – do you want to try some Mi Xian or Premium Taiwanese Assam? I have those!

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Ok…. I swear I’m reviewing this tea, brewing up a mate and making a matcha latte and going to work for at least a few hours, if not an all-nighter. Being a grad student sucks, especially when you promised your advisor you’d have all your samples ground by the end of September, only to realize that you still have 116 hours of grinding (at least!) left…. :(

Anyways! Enough whining. This sample was given to me by the lovely Sil during our awesome tea & pizza meetup a few weeks ago!

I honestly am not sure what to be expecting here, as I can’t recall reading anything about this tea. The aroma is a bit chocolatey, a bit “generic black”-y. Wow, is this ever smooth! Definite chocolate notes and… woah, there’s a sort of sweetness in here that I completely wasn’t expecting! A dark sort of sweetness, like with dark oolongs… intriguing. So chocolatey, kind of almost a… buckwheat honey sort of sweetness, and no astringency. This is my sort of black! I do wish there was a bit more chocolate (only because I love that flavour in black teas), but the sweetness more than makes up for it! Delicious! I’d definitely buy this one to drink again, this is pretty good! Thanks Sil!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Butiki Teas

Did you notice some similar honey notes like the Gui Fei? Even though they are completely different tasting teas, both teas have similar honey notes. This is because for both teas leafhoppers are allowed to bite the leaves which initiates the plants healing process thereby producing honey notes.

Sil

Yay glad you enjoyed this one :)

Daniel Scott

Curious, what are you grinding?

Kittenna

Stacy – I’ll have to try the two side-by-side at some point, but yes, I would believe that the source of the sweetness is the same, just with the different, eh, tea-making process (to get black vs. oolong). It was quite tasty, and I quite liked it. I swear I’ve had teas before (Oriental Beauty?) that were leafhopper-bitten, but that lacked these qualities.

Daniel – Not as interesting as you think it might be, perhaps. I’m grinding freeze-dried asparagus samples, research for my Masters project. It’s 1pm; I’ve been up since about 2pm yesterday, and gave up grinding for the time being because I’m exhausted and my productivity had sharply dropped. Sigh…

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Sad sip-down! I really like this one.

I drank this at work, so I didn’t steep it at boiling and I got a whole new flavor profile. This time it seemed even smoother and I swear there were mushroom notes and this time I actually am picking up some lychee. I didn’t taste that when I steeped it at boiling.

Terri HarpLady

This is a really lovely tea!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Most certainly!

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I have a guilty little confession about this tea. I love it! I love it so much that I really acquired it more for myself rather than because it filled a hole in our tea selection. This is my reward tea. Whenever I am feeling down or when I accomplish something big, I allow myself to indulge in a few cups of this wonderful tea.

The dried leaf aroma is strong with honey and plums and the leaves are thin, long, and wiry with a rich charcoal and mahogany color. The steeped leaves are more mahogany in color and range from a medium to dark brown. The wet leaves smell woody and sweet with a honey scent and now a peach aroma as well. As I open the leaves, I can see some little ridges from where the leafhoppers were allowed to nibble. This nibbling causes the plant to initiate its healing process making the leaves taste sweet like honey. The liquor is a dark amber color and produces an aroma of honey and wet wood. When I take my first sip, peach and honey notes first hit my tongue and mingle and linger. Then citrus notes and lychee notes become prominent and linger. A smooth and creamy mouth feel make this cup very enjoyable for me. I used 2 teaspoons of tea this time; however, I think I enjoy this a little more with just 1 ½ teaspoons of tea for 8oz of water. Either way, this is a delicious cup of tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

OOOOOOOOOOh You tempt me!

TeaEqualsBliss

oooooooooooooooooo

Butiki Teas

Bonnie & TeaEqualsBliss-Its so yummy! :)

Azzrian

Humm I don’t think I have tried this one.

tigress_al

Aw man, now I wish I would have added this to my order yesterday! Maybe next time!

Butiki Teas

Azzrian-You reviewed this tea. Gave it a 98. Hahaha. :)

tigress_al-I can slip a sample in your package. Haven’t run out to the post office yet. FYI, I think this is the last day this tea is on sale, though knowing me I probably won’t take the sale down for a few more days.

LiberTEAS

Another awesome tea to try from Butiki!

tigress_al

A sample would be awesome, thanks so much!

Butiki Teas

LiberTEAS-I’m sure you will get to try it ;)

tigress_al-its in the mail!

Charles Thomas Draper

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It sounds wonderful….

Charles Thomas Draper

I tried to order some. PayPal kept telling me my session was timed out….

Butiki Teas

Charles-Hmmm, not sure what the problem is. I just tested PayPal and it seems to work fine from here. I will give them a call tomorrow. If it is easy for you, you can always send me a list of what you would like to order and I can send you a PayPal invoice ([email protected]). Also, I’ve had timing out issues specifically with PayPal in the past and have had to shut down my browser and restart my modem and router. Have you tried that?

Charles Thomas Draper

I will try again today….

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I see that the last time I drank this I didn’t really write a tasting note because I was distracted. Well, I guess I better remedy that!

This is quite a lovely tea. It is kind of one of those black teas that reminds me of a honeyed dan cong oolong, but better because it’s a black tea (not the biggest fan of dan congs here). Anyway, this is definitely on the fruitier side for a black tea, and I do get a sense of stone fruit (peach, apricot) and a hint of lychee. There is almost a floral quality as well. I’m usually not the biggest fan of fruity (unflavored) black teas for some reason, but this one I quite enjoy. I think I like it best when it is toward the hot side versus once it really cools down… as it gets just warm it starts reminding me of a darjeeling (fruity florals, I guess). Quite tasty overall.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Oh good! I’m getting this one in the mail soon :D

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Heading out the door to let the chiropractor work his magic.
I’ve enjoyed this tasty tea! Sil’s post about it reminded me that I was still hoarding the final cup.
First Sipdown of the day!

Sil

no moar hording!

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, I’ve got enough tea here that there is just no excuse to hoard any of it!

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Note to self: Drinking a whole pot of tea before walking into an exam may not be the best idea in the future. Probably should have double checked that scantron.

Today this tea was as amazing as I remember it being- juicy, smooth, and totally worth it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Courtney

Hahaha! I hope you did great anyway :) What are you studying?

CrowKettle

This semester it’s basic anthropology and Slavic studies :)

Courtney

Very cool. I love anthropology! If I ever get through my current list of degrees hah, I’d love to pursue it. What do you think of this one compared to the Taiwanese Wild Mountain? I can’t decide which to keep! #teaproblems

CrowKettle

That’s a tough choice, and one I’ve been trying to make too! I haven’t done a side comparison of the two yet, and find myself drinking them for different reasons. I pull out the Mi Xian when I want something smooth and fruity with a bright nip. The Wild Mountain is softer and sweeter to me, like baked goods. I usually drink it when I want to wind down.

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1 heaping tbsp in 16 oz

Yummy as always. Today, I felt a little extra sensitive to astringency, though. There is a slight hint of astringency in this tea… barely any at all, really, but today I was feeling it a little more pronounced than usual. So, I did the unthinkable and added a 1/2 tsp of sugar to the 16 oz of tea. That just smoothed it out for me without changing the flavor.

I’ve decided not to beat myself up over adding just a tiny bit of sugar to my tea if I feel like it. I know that a gorgeous tea like this one doesn’t need it, but sometimes I just want my tea a little extra sweet and juicy. Not always, just now and then.

I am cold-steeping the used leaves overnight for what I know will be a delicious iced tea I can drink with my lunch tomorrow. Yay!

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

Stacy, I hope you don’t think less of me for adding a little sugar to a tea that is marvelous without. LOL… Actually, I really feel like a disgrace to tea snobs!

Butiki Teas

Haha, of course I don’t think less of you. The best way to make tea is the way you enjoy it the most. For me personally, if I end up making the tea too astringent then I just add a little more water but its all about what you prefer. Occasionally, I have to watch myself for tea snobbery. I have a friend that buys the expensive black teas from me then mixes then with super cheap teas. I used to cringe when I would watch her do it but that’s how she likes it.

Rachel J

Haha… OK that makes me feel better. :)

Rachel J

Does extra water really make a tea less astringent?

Bonnie

I sweeten tea quite often but never use honey with any tea other than chai. Strong morning black tea and some puer tastes great with cream and splenda. Yes, indeed I said splenda. With all the tea I drink, there’s no way I can handle sugar.

Rachel J

That makes me feel better too, Bonnie!

Butiki Teas

Rachel-It works for me. :)

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Wow. All I can say is wow. After drinking the aged tea I wanted something sweet to end my taiwainese tasting day and debated between wild mountain black and this one. I ended up with this one only because I haven’t had it in a while. I brewed it gongfu for the first time ever. The first steep seriously took my breath away. Smells and tastes like butter, honey, and peaches. So sweet and juicy. Oh my. Taiwan… you have truly won me over today. I was a pretty die hard china fan, but I can open up my heart for you.

Side note… I’ve been using this tiny little strainer that Meiqin from Yezi sent me as a free gift to pour my gongfu teas through and I am in love with it. Before I was using just a basic tea strainer or kitchen strainer. This thing is so fine that absolutely no particles get through so the cup is clear liquid. Thanks again Meiqin!

Butiki Teas

This tea really shines during gongfu sessions. :)

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I’m not sure exactly what I’m tasting but it’s good. I’m drinking it without sweetners of any kind (milk,splenda, etc..)

Helena

still drinking the cup and I can’t place any of the flavours… still tasty though :D

Kittenna

Hahahaha, that’s the way most of my tasting notes should read. “Tasty but I can’t place any of the flavours”!

Sil

I really enjoyed this one too :)

Butiki Teas

i love this tea. its my special treat or reward tea. i think i’m going to have to make some now. yums!

Helena

Stacy your stuff is sooo good it’s too hard to pick a favourite now… and I still have some to try :D

Butiki Teas

Thanks Helena :)

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