Mi Xiang, or "honey fragrance" is a famous bug-bitten tea style of Taiwan. It is thought that the delightful aromatic qualities of these teas can be traced to compounds secreted by the tea plants as a defense against an insect pest called the tea green leafhopper. This particular example, a small-batch black tea produced by Mr. Hsieh of Hualien County, offers lovely notes of rose, honey, stone fruit, and wood with a lingering honey-sweet quality on the aftertaste.

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