100
drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
1474 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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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. I now travel full time with only two carryon bags to my name. One quarter of those bags are tea.

It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more.

If I have enough, I’m happy to share. If I’m in your area, I’d love to swap, meet for tea, and explore together.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, travel and my writing and speaking work.

What kinds of teas do I normally like?

YES: flavored teas, fruity, dessert, chai, and spicy (REALLY spicy).

A FONDNESS FOR: all white teas, malty black teas, any herbal or medicinal teas, strange/weird teas you can only get in one place.

ALLERGIC TO: strawberries, lavender

DISLIKES: any added sugars, grains, lapsang souchong, and overly floral teas – I might enjoy a Jasmine Green every once in a while, but unless it’s a creamy floral tea (think roses in a chai, or the smoothness of a floral note in a French tea), I’ll likely pass. Earl Greys are a hit or miss with me; heavy on the cream or fruit notes and I might like it, heavy on the blergamot and I definitely won’t.

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