98
drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
1444 tasting notes

2021 sipdown no. 89

It’s quite possible that either age or two cross-country moves to vastly different climates has affected the taste of this once-delightful tea. I am sadly missing the creamy hay notes here. There’s nothing wrong with this cup, but the special-ness of it was difficult to find.

Forever looking for the perfect replacement for this one.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
teepland

I have teas like that as well, where you are always looking to replicate the experience you first had with the tea! It’s such a sad feeling of longing! :(

You noted you moved since your first experience with it. I wonder if it could also be a difference in the water that is causing your disappointment with the tea these days…?

Courtney

Oh, most definitely! I miss the soft water from home, but I actually originally had this tea with hard water!

tea-sipper

oh no! You sipped down White Rhino!! Travesty! I think Whispering Pines sometimes has a replacement in stock? I don’t see it now.

Courtney

I finally had to :( — the taste just wasn’t the same, and I couldn’t figure out any reason beyond nostalgia for having it in my cupboard. I may keep the empty bag as a happy reminder though. :)

I’ll have to keep an eye on Whispering Pines, thanks!

tea-sipper

Ah, derk has it. I was probably thinking What-cha rather than Whispering Pines.

Courtney

Woohoo! Thanks derk and tea-sipper!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Comments

teepland

I have teas like that as well, where you are always looking to replicate the experience you first had with the tea! It’s such a sad feeling of longing! :(

You noted you moved since your first experience with it. I wonder if it could also be a difference in the water that is causing your disappointment with the tea these days…?

Courtney

Oh, most definitely! I miss the soft water from home, but I actually originally had this tea with hard water!

tea-sipper

oh no! You sipped down White Rhino!! Travesty! I think Whispering Pines sometimes has a replacement in stock? I don’t see it now.

Courtney

I finally had to :( — the taste just wasn’t the same, and I couldn’t figure out any reason beyond nostalgia for having it in my cupboard. I may keep the empty bag as a happy reminder though. :)

I’ll have to keep an eye on Whispering Pines, thanks!

tea-sipper

Ah, derk has it. I was probably thinking What-cha rather than Whispering Pines.

Courtney

Woohoo! Thanks derk and tea-sipper!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I love black tea and this is usually what’s in my mug. I’m also happy to enjoy a cup of green or red rooibos (green preferable to red), herbals, oolongs (unroasted/green and red preferable to roasted), whites, and subtly flavoured greens (mango or pineapple, yum!).

Likes:
Raspberry, strawberry, peach, rhubarb, passionfruit, blackcurrant, redcurrant, fig, and most fruits in general, maple, creaminess, hay, biscuit, lavender, and cacao/dark chocolate.

I enjoy bergamot when paired with flavours that mellow it (Camellia Sinensis Earl Grey Cream is one of my favourites).

Dislikes:
Any smokiness at all, stevia, too much blackberry leaf, rose, jasmine, ginger (except in chai), cinnamon-heavy teas, anything cloying or fake/candy-like.

I’m vegan with an allergy to potatoes, so I avoid any animal products in tea, along with sprinkles as these often have potato starch (I usually just pick them out of blends).

she/her/hers

Last updated January 2023.

Location

Canada

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer