I was gifted this Rwandan white tea over the holidays. I'm not familiar with white teas, but I was taken aback by the flavor. I've experienced teas with floral notes, but this was so intense that I'm tempted to compare it to perfume! Maybe it would eventually grow on me, but I'm not sure I can enjoy something with such an overpowering rose-petal aroma.
Is this characteristic of most white teas? Is it a pure-bud thing? Or has this tea been processed in some other way which imparts this flavor?
White and yellow teas are among the most subtle.