Who had the pleasure to have tried the Taiwanese black mountain tea from butiki teas?

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Tue Jul 12, 2022 6:49 am

Long long Time ago I had the luck to have tried this tea from a friend who shared it with me. When I got ready to order some I found out the company closed and sold all their stock. Now that taste is stuck in my memory of my bud taste( if there is such term) but I can’t seem to find an equivalent. Who has tried it and found something similar ?
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Tue Jul 12, 2022 7:39 am

Should be fairly easy to find a replacement. Just have a look at what high mountain black/Hongcha the usual vendors have in stock.
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Tue Jul 12, 2022 10:04 am

Tried a bunch, the only thing that was close to taste was a bug bitten black. But not the same. I hope my memory it’s not making it more that it really was but I do remember the long lingering honey taste.
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Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:26 am

This tea?

https://butikiteas.blogspot.com/2012/07 ... r.html?m=1
Mi Xian Black 

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
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And reviewed here

https://www.teaformeplease.com/butiki-t ... ian-black/



Maybe something like this

https://www.taiwanteacrafts.com/product ... 16fd43adaa

https://www.taiwanteacrafts.com/product ... 16fd43adaa


https://www.tealifehk.com/products/hual ... ck-tea-50g


https://what-cha.com/products/taiwan-mi ... -black-tea

https://dragonteahouse.biz/taiwan-tea-b ... -tea-100g/

https://redblossomtea.com/collections/mi-xiang-teas

https://camellia-sinensis.com/en/mi-xiang-hong-cha/5022
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Tue Jul 12, 2022 12:03 pm

2 situations here, perhaps:

1. Your difficult quest to duplicate a tea exactly;

2. The passage of time.

An exact duplication is difficult, even if you had the same farmer's tea etc. because of changes season to season.

We drinkers change. A couple of years allows for a lot of differences in what we like.

Quality Laoshan black tea was great for me for a year; then other Chinese black tea (from Hunnan) for a couple of years. Now those don't come close can't please nearly as well as the black tea that I now drink which offers a lot of what the Mi Xiang described in posts above describe. Yet, a day may come when I am not thrilled by this most dynamic tea which I think is a great hongcha/oriental beauty/????....(I don't ship to France or I might try harder to find all that there is to praise :lol: )

Sometimes we try hard to replace something but cannot.
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Tue Jul 12, 2022 3:00 pm

LeoFox wrote:
Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:26 am
This tea?

https://butikiteas.blogspot.com/2012/07 ... r.html?m=1
Mi Xian Black 

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
.
And reviewed here

https://www.teaformeplease.com/butiki-t ... ian-black/

Maybe something like this

https://www.taiwanteacrafts.com/product ... 16fd43adaa

https://www.taiwanteacrafts.com/product ... 16fd43adaa

https://www.tealifehk.com/products/hual ... ck-tea-50g

https://what-cha.com/products/taiwan-mi ... -black-tea

https://dragonteahouse.biz/taiwan-tea-b ... -tea-100g/

https://redblossomtea.com/collections/mi-xiang-teas

https://camellia-sinensis.com/en/mi-xiang-hong-cha/5022
It was this one: https://www.teaformeplease.com/butiki-t ... d-mountain

Thanks for all the links, looking through them now.
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Tue Jul 12, 2022 3:02 pm

Ethan Kurland wrote:
Tue Jul 12, 2022 12:03 pm
2 situations here, perhaps:

1. Your difficult quest to duplicate a tea exactly;

2. The passage of time.

An exact duplication is difficult, even if you had the same farmer's tea etc. because of changes season to season.

We drinkers change. A couple of years allows for a lot of differences in what we like.

Quality Laoshan black tea was great for me for a year; then other Chinese black tea (from Hunnan) for a couple of years. Now those don't come close can't please nearly as well as the black tea that I now drink which offers a lot of what the Mi Xiang described in posts above describe. Yet, a day may come when I am not thrilled by this most dynamic tea which I think is a great hongcha/oriental beauty/????....(I don't ship to France or I might try harder to find all that there is to praise :lol: )

Sometimes we try hard to replace something but cannot.
True! I’ve been wondering if I’m chasing the holy grail and I should just enjoy my other stock 😅.

Keep my curiosity growing, I have you on my list as soon as I move back to USA in a couple of months ;)
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Tue Jul 12, 2022 6:58 pm

Teafortea wrote:
Tue Jul 12, 2022 3:00 pm
LeoFox wrote:
Tue Jul 12, 2022 11:26 am
This tea?

https://butikiteas.blogspot.com/2012/07 ... r.html?m=1
Mi Xian Black 

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
.
And reviewed here

https://www.teaformeplease.com/butiki-t ... ian-black/

Maybe something like this

https://www.taiwanteacrafts.com/product ... 16fd43adaa

https://www.taiwanteacrafts.com/product ... 16fd43adaa

https://www.tealifehk.com/products/hual ... ck-tea-50g

https://what-cha.com/products/taiwan-mi ... -black-tea

https://dragonteahouse.biz/taiwan-tea-b ... -tea-100g/

https://redblossomtea.com/collections/mi-xiang-teas

https://camellia-sinensis.com/en/mi-xiang-hong-cha/5022
It was this one: https://www.teaformeplease.com/butiki-t ... d-mountain

Thanks for all the links, looking through them now.
https://www.tea-masters.com/en/red-tea/ ... ight-10_gr

https://thejadeleaf.com/collections/bla ... s/shan-cha
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Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:44 am

Ordered some will see how they do. Thanks for the link Leo Fox
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Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:46 pm

@LeoFox, I got into tea just when Butiki was closing and haven't had any of their teas. However, the Mi Xiang Hong Cha from Camellia Sinensis that you linked above is nice if you enjoy honey black teas, as I do. It's easy going, with lots of honey and stonefruit, and it's hard to mess up.
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Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:19 am

Thank you! Will check it out.
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Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:29 am

Ok update on my unicorn search tea 😅.

I found Shanlinxi High Mountain Mi Xiang Black Tea from TTC the closest thing! Mi Xiang Hong Cha From camélia sinesis was also very good.

Thank you all.
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