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White Whisper

Tea type
White Tea
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Flavors
Apricot, Butter
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170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 15 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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From Butiki Teas

White Whisper’s long downy silvery green buds have a delicate buttery flavor with light floral and peach notes. This remarkable tea originates from a small scale farm in Kenya and is pesticide free.

Ingredients: White Orthodox Kenyan Tea

Recommended Brew Time: 3 minutes
Recommended Amount: 1 level tablespoon of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 165 F

For more information, please visit: http://www.butikiteas.com

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17 Tasting Notes

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2221 tasting notes

This tea seriously looked exactly like water when it was steeped. Just the barest hint of colour. There’s a wonderful sweet aroma emanating from the cup. Flavourwise, the tea is so light I can hardly taste it. It’s almost a.. corn nut? corn silk? sort of flavour with a bit of tea aftertaste.

I think I’m going to try the second infusion for closer to 10 minutes. This tea’s just a bit too light for me, personally, although the flavour hints at deliciousness.

ETA: Second infusion (82C for 10:15) has more flavour, and tastes kind of like sweet peas! Like, the flowers, not edible pea pods. Interesting! I think this tea simply needs a longer infusion time for me. Delicious, and so smooth.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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937 tasting notes

Almost clear brew with a light, sweet smell. As it cools I get more out of it… some sort of light stone fruit, like an apricot maybe? Buttery as well, with a hint of vegetal sweetness. Licorice maybe as well, or at least something adds that smoothness and depth to the cup – maybe cardamom. I did slightly oversteep this though and found it incredibly difficult to measure, so it may have affected my tasting somewhat.

What I thought was 1.5 tsp of tea (they’re long fuzzy leaves, hard to measure) in 12oz.

Flavors: Apricot, Butter

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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82
807 tasting notes

I found this tea to be better on the second steep so perhaps giving it a rinse is key to getting the flavors to be more “robust” however this is not a robust tea by its nature.

If I had more of it as it was a sample Thank you to Kittenna I would keep trying to play around with it.

Steep one was good – light peach notes, subtle flavor all around, juicy, clean, fresh, light.
Steep two far more of the peach notes coming through and a sparkly mouthfeel!
Both steeps provided a buttery flavor but I believe the first steep was more buttery than the second. This tea develops more flavor as it cools slightly as well.

I like this one but lately white teas have not been my favorite. I tend to go in spurts as to what my palette desires.

There is an interesting spicy sort of flavor as well as a slightly earthy flavor although it is again subtle.

I will say this tea does have some flavor layers to it though if it really focus on it.
Almost this earthy like dirt flavor which I find interesting indeed!

I enjoy this tea for its subtle complexity.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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83
464 tasting notes

I love the fuzzy tea leaves! :-)

This is one of the sweetest white teas I’ve had. It’s slightly creamy and bright. I’m starting to really enjoy white teas.

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6770 tasting notes

Sweet Floral, buttery-smooth, and YES – I can taste the peach notes! Lovely! This is delicate and beautiful. A bit juicy – naturally – and a delightful cuppa! A very nice white!

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4224 tasting notes

Backlog:

I am in love with this tea. Then again, I find myself falling in love with just about any tea that Butiki Teas offers. Butiki Teas rocks my socks (and the rest of me too.)

Nice buttery notes – not to heavy – and hints of peach. Soft floral tones. This tea is definitely worth taking it through it’s paces. I got six infusions out of it, and each were well worth the effort! I like this tea a whole lot.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/06/30/white-whisper-tea-from-butiki-teas/

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60 tasting notes

My first infusion of this lovely tea from Stacy at Butiki (thank you!) was very light. There was a slight silky, butter like quality to it and a hint of fruitiness. I think that perhaps the leaves not having been fully submerged (which I noticed after it had already steeped for 3 minutes) may have lessened the strength of this tea, as it was a little too delicate for my tastes. The flavors were beautiful, just very light.

With my second infusion, I rectified the previous issue of the leaves not having enough contact with the water & it improved things greatly. The resulting tea had a little more color and the weakness of the first infusion is gone. There’s a juicy peach hint to the flavor as well as an underlying floral quality. Still delicate, but more more flavorful. I definitely like this infusion and feel like I have a better understanding of this tea than I got with my first try.

I am usually a fan of more robust darker teas, but I think that I may end up liking the gentler white teas just as much! :)

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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1569 tasting notes

I just started my ICU rotation, and I am drained. I’m too tired to write a full review, but this is a good white tea. Mild and dainty. The dry leaves are fuzzy white and smell really good. The taste is very very mild. It is naturally sweet, and I love that.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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88
123 tasting notes

Sample sipdown! Got this with my last Butiki order and figured it’d be nice at this time of night.

Dry, this tea is floral smelling with a slight buttery hint to it. There is also an underlying sweetness in the smell.

Once brewed, the tea smells a little more buttery, with a nice hay-esque scent and some mellow floral notes. This also smells slightly sweet. I love the way this smells! Nice and light and refreshing!

Taste: First and foremost I would like to say how smooth this one is! The mouthfeel here is spectacular! The hay-esque notes are coming through in the taste; very pleasant and light. There is also a light buttery note to this tea, which is very enjoyable. The floral taste here is also light (thanks goodness it isn’t overpowering!) and lingers in the aftertaste. There is also a slight earthy taste hovering in here, which is interesting. The sweetness I smelled is coming through both in the middle and at the end of the sip, with very light peach-like notes detectable every once in awhile. Also, absolutely no astringency – hooray!

I’m enjoying this cuppa very much! It’s smooth, refreshing, light, and soothing. May have to add this to the shopping list so I can play with it a little more. This time around I think I used a little more water than I should have, and I think the flavors may be enhanced slightly if I were to use less. Not that this mistake takes away from the tea! I still find it really nice. =) Just think I may be able to get a bit more out of it.

Thanks for sending this sample my way, Stacy!

EDIT: 2nd steep was more floral.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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456 tasting notes

Thank you Emily M for the sample :)

I do love white tea, but this one was a little too delicate for me. I like a more buttery and flavorful white (as much as can be expected from a white, that is). The flavor and texture is there in this one, but not quite enough. Still a pleasant cup to drink though!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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