Gunpowder Green Tea , from China Loose Leaf Green Tea

Gunpowder Green Tea , from China Loose Leaf Green Tea

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This type of delicious Chinese green tea is centuries old. Rolled to protect the quality of the tea leaves and preserve freshness, this green tea delivers a full-bodied cup with occasional smoky notes and a lingering citrus flavor. For a special treat, mixed with fresh mint leaves or a squeezed lemon, try gunpowder green tea on ice!

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information at a glance
gunpowder tea ingredients Green tea (Camellia sinensis)
tea type Single Estate - Green Tea

Green tea is processed just after plucking, which minimizes oxidation and delivers a pale green color and distinct earthy flavor.
caffeine contentcontains caffeine

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsWhen choosing gunpowder teas, look for smaller size rolled "pearls" with a shimmer appearance. This indicates younger, more tender leaves were selected for processing. As with all teas, gunpowder green tea should be kept in an airtight container away from light and heat.
good vs badKept in suggested conditions green tea can last 6 months. Please restock often for premium flavor.

blend profile

for gunpowder tea
water temp180°F (not boiling)
time2 minutes
amount2 grams tea per 8 ounces water
NOTE: These tightly rolled leaves mean that you might only need around 1 teaspoon to reach the suggested 2 grams
infusion method Chinese gunpowder green tea yields a fuller flavor than most greens. It tends towards an amber color and an earthier, nutty cup.

Though tea balls and strainers are often used for tea that isn't pre-bagged, ideal methods of infusing loose leaf teas employ strainers that allow for the tea leaves to completely unfurl and release their flavor. Teapots with removable strainers for tea will allow a fuller flavor.

Some tea enthusiasts dispense with using strainers altogether and drop leaves in the pot directly and then strain the tea when serving into cups. When employing this method be sure to pour out all tea or remaining liquid will get bitter from over-steeping.

Gunpowder the base ingredient in the popular Moroccan mint tea which uses fresh mint leaves and sugar to create a refreshing minty sweet cup.
notes on tea strength The strength and flavor of tea is a personal experience.

We aim to provide times and temperatures that reduce the risk of allowing the actual tea leaves (or other delicate herbs in blends) to taste bitter due to too much steep time or to get scorched from too much heat.

If you desire a stronger cup, we suggest using more tea rather than a longer steep time to minimize the potential for a more bitter flavor.

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