Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Butiki Teas
White Whisper’s long downy silvery green buds have a delicate buttery flavor with light floral and peach notes. This remarkable tea originates from a small scale farm in Kenya and is pesticide free. More extensive information on our Kenyan teas can be found HERE.
Learn more about this tea here.
When I heard about this White Whisper Tea from Butiki Teas – a Kenyan tea – I really wanted to try it! I have really enjoyed the few teas from Kenya that I’ve tried, but most of what I’ve tried thus far have been black teas, and I was really interested to try this White Whisper.
And it is LOVELY! The description that Butiki Teas has provided (and that I’ve included above) is spot-on! This does have a delicate buttery tone to it, not quite as buttery as say, a Chinese Sencha might be, but, there are delightful notes of butter to this that I don’t usually find in a white tea. There are also delicious peach tones. These peach tones did not immediately speak out to me, it took a few sips for the peach to really emerge.
The floral tones are soft and meld beautifully with the peach notes. The one word I’d use to describe this cup is delicate. It has a very soft taste, but it’s really quite enjoyable. I love the subtle qualities of this tea.
And the tea holds up for quite a few infusions. I managed six – each subsequent infusion just as lovely as the first. Different … yes, but still quite delicious. The flavors begin to emerge more with the later infusions, and then become more harmonious.
A really lovely tea! If you’re a white tea fan – you really should try it!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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