Kenya 'Rhino' Premium White Tea

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
White Tea
Flavors
Almond, Apricot, Autumn Leaf Pile, Caramel, Cocoa, Cream, Cucumber, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Fig, Hay, Herbs, Honey, Lemon, Malt, Marzipan, Mineral, Molasses, Orange, Plums, Wood, Cotton Candy, Floral, Sweet Potatoes, Fruity, Grain, Smooth, Sweet, Thick, Sugarcane, Citrus, Creamy, Custard, Cake, Hot hay, Kettle Corn, Maple, Maple Syrup, Tangy, Butter, Honeysuckle
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec 5 g 7 oz / 193 ml

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85
34 tasting notes

This was a very nice floral tea. Evolved through multiple steeps, and very tasty.

Flavors: Fruity

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60 tasting notes

Sweet potatoes and sugarcane are at the forefront, with a soft malt background. This is a smooth and unusually flavorful white tea that dispenses with any subtlety and brings to mind a fruity Dian Hong black, only lighter in body and revealing more overt sweetness.

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337 tasting notes

4 apr- I really like this tea. Flavors of caramel, honey, and malt. Smooth. Lingering sweet caramel aftertaste.
I steeped this 7 times in 150ml gaiwan at 175F. I probably could have gotten a few more steeps from the leaves, but I ran out of hot water. I did cold steep them and it was good. 92
I started out this day with a caramel tasting tea that was good but not what I was looking for and ended the day with a caramel tasting tea that was the bomb.

Flavors: Caramel, Honey, Malt, Smooth

Daylon R Thomas

Its awesome Gong Fu and Western. I’ve been savoring mine and it’s almost gone…

Rasseru

this one is on my list to try

Xxxxx

Sometimes I just want to send a few paychecks to Alistair and say “fill ’er up!”

Rasseru

‘what-cha: one good reason to live in the UK’

Xxxxx

@Rasseru-I would like to see that as a slogan on a t-shirt! :-D

Rasseru

haha they should make some

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85
35 tasting notes

I wrote a lot more than this and must have accidentally closed the tab, so here’s a short version.

Leaves are dark green with lots of golden hairs. Caramel notes could be smelled in the dry leaf and became stronger in the wet leaf.

The caramel taste in the liquor was light and quite pleasant. Longer steeps added some bitterness and gave more of a burnt aspect to the caramel flavor, which I ended up liking even more.

Flavors: Caramel

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec 7 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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818 tasting notes

This tea deserves the hype. It’s delicious! It reminds me a lot of Butiki’s White Rhino. The leaves are fuzzy green and gold, and medium in length. I ignored the western steeping instructions and gongfu-brewed it, but only at 190 degrees, because it’s a white tea. It has a touch of malt, but I mostly taste the caramel and sweet potato sweet notes. It’s also a little floral with the slightest hint of vegetal in the background. The texture is super silky. Very nice!

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99
949 tasting notes

So I scented a sample with a crap ton of Bourbon vanilla beans for a month…. and the results were great. First steep at 30 sec, slightly higher grammage no more than 4 grams, and water at 185 F.

It turned being a light, sweet floral vanilla with a light malt background. In short, it was very close to Liquid Proust’s French Toast Dianhong, just a hint fruitier, lighter, and oddly dryer. This confirmed what I thought though: vanilla blends naturally well with white teas. Though this one is incredibly unique compared to others, there are a few notes that undeniably belong to a white, and I’ve had vanilla with a white before.

The second steep was closer to western, getting in at a minute and five seconds. Maple, dry malt, honey, and playful vanilla come up. Experiment=success.

Hoálatha

That sounds fantastic!

Daylon R Thomas

It made me happy on a number of levels. :)

Daylon R Thomas

The vanilla does fade after a while, but with this tea as the base, there is no problem

Evol Ving Ness

Well done, Daylon R Thomas. This experiment is drool-worthy.

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87
894 tasting notes

This is such a surprising white tea. The dry leaf is twisted, ranges from dark to pale green and powdered with the same kind of dust you see with a lot of golden tips black teas. It smells and tastes very malty! The opening of the sip is all malt and sweet potato, very similar to a lot of black teas, but with a certain lightness (but no lack of flavour) that makes it different. The finish is very long and is malty but with a floral and tangy note to it.

I made this cup earlier and then had to run out the door, so I’m drinking this cold. It’s lovely, but I’ll have to try it hot one of these times too.

Edit: Resteeped my leaves from earlier – still lots of flavour in them – malt, sweet potato and a touch of floral. So tasty, so not what I expect from a white.

And woah! 90% of the way through this cup I suddenly have this really intense sweet taste in the back of my throat. I haven’t had anything but this tea in hours so I don’t think it’s something else.

Edit again: OMG! I just licked off the spoon I used to sample this tea earlier, and the dry tea residue is intensely sweet and tastes exactly like maple syrup!! WHAT?! Amazing! I’m going to have to experiment with this, because I have never encountered maple flavour like this in a tea before. It was like licking syrup off a spoon, it was that intense.

Flavors: Floral, Malt, Maple Syrup, Sweet Potatoes, Tangy

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Nicole

Sounds good :)

Ubacat

Another one to add to the wish list!

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95
35 tasting notes

This is the first tea I’ve tried from several that I bought from What Cha. The shipping was fast, it was packaged well and I received the order with no problems. A handwritten note and a sample tea was included with the order. This Kenya Premium White tea is beautiful! On opening the sealed bag the smell was wonderful. The bag has the water temperature and steeping instructions which I find very helpful in getting the best cup of tea possible. This tea had no bitterness or astringency. I don’t really go into “taste like baked bread, carmel, fruity etc.” I just know that its a really beautiful, calming tea that I was able to resteep several times with it tasting wonderful each cup. My husband and daughter who aren’t big tea drinkers had some and said “this is our favorite of all the teas you have right now!” That is saying a lot! I have not had many white teas in my cupboard but this tea will now be a staple for myself and to serve friends and family!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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726 tasting notes

Okay, this is the first What-Cha tea sample of the day that I actually kinda like. It’s different. Didn’t really know what to expect, but it’s pretty good.
It’s pretty malty, which is weird since it’s a white tea. Kinda expected it to taste like hay and have a really light flavor. But I taste malt, which makes me feel like I’m drinking a black tea. :O
I don’t know if I like it or not. I have mixed feelings.
I can’t pick out the other flavor. It’s malty and something else. Not bad. I look forward to sipping down the rest of this one and figuring out what I think of it. It’s definitely one of the best white teas I’ve had so far. xD

Flavors: Malt

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9350 tasting notes

last cup of tea for the day, what with travelling and all, but another one from cookies She was kind enough to let me try and few teas from what-cha and Han Xi…

This one was intriguing because it’s another white tea, brewed hotter than i would normally for whites. I was curious as to whether this would be similar to white rhino or the other tea from Mandala that i can’t recall that’s a white that turns black. it’s similar, but in a totally different sort of way. Makes me wish i had white rhino to compare against…not that i can order that ever again sniffles

this tea is juicy and tastes….like flowers smell, but isn’t floral. if that makes sense lol there’s a bit of malt in this and caramel like notes…though not overly strong. a really nice cup to end my morning with. I’ll be adding this one to my cart when i get around to a what-cha order for sure…which is great because i’m not sure i would have otherwise since i’m not a fan of white teas!

Cameron B.

What-Cha has so many interesting whites I want to try, like the Zomba Pearls! :)

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