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G.H. Ford Tea Company

Recent Tasting Notes

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Today, my brother and I tried one of our favourite flavours of tea: Jasmine!

This type was deliciously rich in it’s flowery flavour. It’s aroma was strong even before the tea ball met the hot water. Happily, it was also completely free of the all-to-common bitter tastes most store bought teas bring with them. Over the years we’ve tried other jasmine teas from other companies, including the strange jasmine teas that are ubiquitously available in Asian markets. This is head and shoulders above the rest.

We enjoyed this tea very much, and look forward to many more cups to follow.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I found this tea company recently, and they’re quite different from what’s out there. Instead of a tea bag, they use a custom made “tea ball”. I’m going to try their other teas soon, but so far the Gunpowder tea has been very impressive because there was no harsh flavour or unpleasant bitterness. I was able to reuse the same tea ball for 3 cups of team, and the flavour actually improved the longer it sat in the water. Normally if I leave tea to steep longer than 3-4 minutes it becomes very bitter and unpleasant. Not so with this tea. Again, very impressed.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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