Review: Butiki Teas White Whisper

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Thumbs up!"Exemplary of Kenyan white teas."
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I don't have any experience yet with Butiki Teas, but in essence they're a boutique tea company. Companies like this are very common and must base basically their entire reputation on their teas alone. If they don't have quality leaves; they'll fall by the wayside. Unfortunately, many boutique companies with great teas still go out of business because of the competitive market. If this is indicative of Butiki's quality, then I sincerely hope they stick around, because it's excellent.

The leaves are beautiful, but unsurprising, closely resembling the classic Chinese silver needles. I brew a hugely heaping teaspoon of this orthodox Kenyan tea at 165° for three minutes, as per the websites recommendation. The pale yellow liquor smells like a beautiful cornucopia of peach, pine, and hay. The flavour includes notes of butter, cream, and honey. A great peachy flavour sticks to the back of my throat. A beautiful hay sharpness cuts through the honey, balancing things out. There's a hint of... citrus, perhaps?

Latter steeps are more cream and butter than hay and peach, meaning this is largely a smooth, sweet leaf. Overall, it's a very enticing tea that awakens my palate and demands attention. Full of flavour and character, it's exemplary of Kenyan white teas.

Butiki Teas, I look forward to getting to know you better.

— To purchase Butiki Teas White Whisper, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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