Kenya Silverback White

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From Imperial Tea Garden

First planted with tea in 1903, the majority of Kenya’s tea gardens are clustered
on the slopes of the Great Rift Valley which produces 22% of the worlds tea
exports. Unlike most of the tea produced in the Nandi region, Kenya Silverback is
one of the rarest teas in the world with only 600 kgs produced annually. The tea
is only made from the choicest white tips harvested from select plants 5600 ft -
6500 ft above sea level. The fresh leaf is hand plucked, hand rolled and naturally
dried resulting in a white tea with a lot of character. The cup opens with notes of
honey, roasted nuts and Madagascar vanilla that lead the way to a long smooth
finish. A lot of mouth feel for most white tea connoisseurs.

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This is a delightful white tea. The mouthfeel is soft and velvet-y, and the flavor is remarkably complex. Delicate, yes, but, so many nuanced layers of flavor. In the description, notes of honey, nuts and vanilla are suggested, and I taste those, I also taste hints of freshly cut hay … like the air that surrounds you when you’re in a hayfield that’s just been cut. You can taste the hay in the air, and I taste mild hints of that with this tea … off in the distance. The sweetness of the nuts and vanilla and honey in the forefront, while the distance has vegetative hints, crisp air, and hay. This is very good, one of those white teas that I could drink daily and not tire of it.

Azzrian

Okay this goes on the shopping list! One of my first loose tea experiences with quality tea was that hay like aroma, flavor, essence, note – etc – I LOVE that!!

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Backlogging 2 cups from yesterday. I have had good luck with many teas from Kenya and hope to try many more! This is great! The leaves remind me of albino pine needles! :)

The flavor is wonderful especially for a white. It’s delicate but certainly NOT lacking character and flavor! I picked up on natural vanilla and sweet notes, of course what you would expect in a white tea – that flavor as well – but it was almost creamy, and there was a hint of pine or even sage of some sort…really nice!

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A beautiful silver from LiberTEAS. This white has more flavor than most I have tasted. Sweet and smooth.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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