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drank Pu-erh Rose tea by The Tea Farm
216 tasting notes

I just got the rose tea “sampler” from Tea Farm, and seriously, this is a lot of tea! I have no idea how I’m going to store it; right now it’s still in bags in the shipping box. They’re the clear-sided bags which show off how absolutely lovely the tea is (do take a closer look at the official tea photo here!), but they are rather inconvenient for someone like me who has open tea shelves instead of a tea cupboard.

Anyway, the tea! I tried it in cooler water first, but I think I like it better with water that’s just down a bit from boiling to bring out a little more bitterness. This is a very smooth tea, hardly bitter at all, but I’m not convinced that the pu-erh and the rose are mingling as well as they could: both flavors are lovely, but they seem to be happening simultaneously instead of together, if you follow me. Also, the aftertaste lingers as slightly sour, which I don’t much like. I think I need to play around with the steeping parameters on this some more.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Ricky

Yeah, the bags are a bit inconvenient. I’m tempted at times to dump it into an empty container, but then it wouldn’t be transparent!

Cait

I don’t actually have any unused containers which are big enough right now! I may have to acquire some….

__Morgana__

The rose sampler sounds like something I’d really like, but I’m weirded out because when I try to go to the Tea Farm site to take a look I get all kinds of notices from my security software about the site being unsafe. So I’m wondering if I found the right site. What URL are you using to get there?

Cait

The Tea Farm site is http://www.theteafarm.com/ — I just updated my own anti-virus software (Trend Micro) and I don’t get a security warning about it.

Stephanie

My anti-virus software is saying this site is unsafe too!

Cait

:( What anti-virus software are you guys using? Does it say anything specific?

Stephanie

I have Norton. And it’s updated regularly. They say this site is “questionable”.

Cait

I contacted The Tea Farm, and they wrote back to say that they’d corrected a problem with their website and it should be working now.

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Ricky

Yeah, the bags are a bit inconvenient. I’m tempted at times to dump it into an empty container, but then it wouldn’t be transparent!

Cait

I don’t actually have any unused containers which are big enough right now! I may have to acquire some….

__Morgana__

The rose sampler sounds like something I’d really like, but I’m weirded out because when I try to go to the Tea Farm site to take a look I get all kinds of notices from my security software about the site being unsafe. So I’m wondering if I found the right site. What URL are you using to get there?

Cait

The Tea Farm site is http://www.theteafarm.com/ — I just updated my own anti-virus software (Trend Micro) and I don’t get a security warning about it.

Stephanie

My anti-virus software is saying this site is unsafe too!

Cait

:( What anti-virus software are you guys using? Does it say anything specific?

Stephanie

I have Norton. And it’s updated regularly. They say this site is “questionable”.

Cait

I contacted The Tea Farm, and they wrote back to say that they’d corrected a problem with their website and it should be working now.

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