100
drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
1114 tasting notes

Wait, a white that brews like a black? Okay… I’ll bite. The leaves are gorgeous, it smells divine as it brews, however it’s the flavor that got me going, “Wow. WOW!” Honeyed bread and cocoa, that’s what I get from this, although there’s quite a bit going on. It reminds me of Laoshan Black, yet… better. Richer? Fuller? A bit more depth? Hard to compare exactly until I have more Laoshan Black.

One of the best teas I’ve had to date, and one I’ll definitely drink more of often.

Thank you Stacy at Butiki for sharing a generous sample of this in my last order. I have some already, however this was much more fun to crack open. ;)

1.5 tsp in 12 oz.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cocoa, Honey

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
CrowKettle

You get cocoa? Ah, this tea is so much fun :)

Dustin

Oooooo, sounds awesome. Going on my shopping list now!

Sami Kelsh

Wow. That sounds gorgeous!

MissB

What do you get out of it CrowKettle? I looked at a few other reviews, saw apricot a few times… I can see that in there too as it cooled. I have a feeling it’ll change with re-steeps (I was silly and forgot to this time), and evolve as well each time I try it.

CrowKettle

I tasted a lot of baked sweet potato. It was delicious, but I’d love to get the bread and cocoa you describe. I’ll just have to lower my temperature, and lengthen the steep time.

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CrowKettle

You get cocoa? Ah, this tea is so much fun :)

Dustin

Oooooo, sounds awesome. Going on my shopping list now!

Sami Kelsh

Wow. That sounds gorgeous!

MissB

What do you get out of it CrowKettle? I looked at a few other reviews, saw apricot a few times… I can see that in there too as it cooled. I have a feeling it’ll change with re-steeps (I was silly and forgot to this time), and evolve as well each time I try it.

CrowKettle

I tasted a lot of baked sweet potato. It was delicious, but I’d love to get the bread and cocoa you describe. I’ll just have to lower my temperature, and lengthen the steep time.

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites and rooibos blends, straight blacks and greens, and have a long-standing adoration for herbals/medicinals. Dessert teas top my list along with anything cocoa-y (like Laoshan Black, any of Verdant’s chai’s and Whispering Pines’ Mint Chocolate Chip). Missing living near a tea shoppe that offers a lot of options; other than DAVIDs a few blocks away, I’m buying most of my stuff online. Still, I have more than two cupboards devoted to tea, and a ridiculous amount of it!

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, single mom, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time either running, swinging kettlebells, or hanging with friends.

I love tea swaps, and will gladly swap anything I have that I have enough of to share.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, and thus I’m avoiding these for now as well. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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