Kenya 'Rhino' Premium White Tea

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White Tea
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White Tea
Burnt Sugar, Caramel, Marshmallow, Marzipan, Sweet, Toasted Rice, Umami, Bergamot, Cake, Chocolate, Coffee, Cranberry, Floral, Grain, Hay, Malt, Nectar, Raspberry, Roasted nuts, Straw, Toffee, Wood, Cacao, Honey, Melon, Orange, Spices, Wheat, Honeysuckle, Tannin, Fruity, Licorice, Almond, Apricot, Autumn Leaf Pile, Cocoa, Cream, Cucumber, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Fig, Herbs, Lemon, Mineral, Molasses, Plums, Cotton Candy, Sweet Potatoes, Smooth, Thick, Sugarcane, Citrus, Creamy, Custard, Hot hay, Kettle Corn, Maple, Maple Syrup, Tangy, Butter
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Typical Preparation
Use 7 oz / 213 ml of water
Set water temperature to 195 °F / 90 °C
Use 5 g of tea
Steep for 1 min, 45 sec
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“I feel like a savage steeping a nominal amount of this in a 2-cup teapot with a basket without a set water temperature for a nominal amount of time. And then pouring it into a mug that’s too dark...” Read full tasting note
“Rhino white tea seems processed similarly to Yunnan black teas, but with less oxidation. I guess it bears strong resemblance to Yunnan ‘yellow’ teas. It is quite complex and subtle, but I must say...” Read full tasting note
“Not rating, because I’m not knowledgeable enough, so this is just basically for my own notes. I wanted to try this because (I think?) some have called it a white tea for a black tea person. I’m a...” Read full tasting note
“The dry leaves, twisted, fine-haired, and multi-colored (black, green, yellow, gray, in myriad shades) reveal careful attention and skill on the part of the producer, and emit a subtle perfume of...” Read full tasting note


A white tea unique to Kenya which attains its gold and white appearance through a hand-rolling process. It is fuller than typical white teas with smooth sweet stone fruit and melon notes with caramel hints and no trace of bitterness or astringency.

Kangaita Tea Factory is a Fairtrade certified tea factory specialising in producing high quality orthodox teas including the processing of purple teas. It is located at a high elevation just above 2,000m and processes the leaves collected from 6,594 small-scale tea growers whose farms have a total tea acreage of 1,077 hectares. It is the farmers themselves who are the shareholders of Kangaita Tea Factory and elect the directors of the factory.

Tasting Notes:
- Smooth rich texture
- Sweet fruity tones and caramel hints

Harvest: April 2019
Altitude: 1,500-2,200m
Origin: Kangaita Tea Factory, Mount Kenya Region, Kenya
Sourced: From specialist Kenyan tea wholesaler

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 90°C/194°F
- Use 2-3 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 2-3 minutes

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