I stopped by Stash HQ while running errands of a sort. While perusing their rather large loose leaf wall, a new white tea caught my eye. Rwandan in origin. Now, I’ve had Kenyan whites and Malawi whites, but not one from Rwanda. I inquired about it at the desk, and they mentioned that it was new. That and they had it out for tasting. I gave it a go.
Aside from the temperature of the water being lukewarm, this was a very flavorful tea. I had noticed that African whites – like Indian ones – have a distinct “grape-y” profile about them. Also shades of maple. This had a grassy forefront that transitioned to the fruit note quite smoothly. A very delicious amber cup. So glad I happened by it.