|"Exemplary of Kenyan white teas."|
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.
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