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Gunpowder Tea

Gunpowder Tea


Simply put...

A smooth, full bodied green tea with a slightly smoky finish.

How to make Gunpowder Tea

Amount of tea per serving (200 ml): 5g (one tea caddy spoon / 2 teaspoons)

Temperature of water: 80℃ / 176℉ (boil kettle, cool for 40 seconds)

Infusion time: 1 - 3 minutes as desired

Number of infusions: 3

How to enjoy: No milk, no sugar

In more depth...

Provenance: Jiouli tea farm near Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Eastern China.

Gunpowder Tea Grade: Our Gunpowder green tea is a high grade tea.

Gunpowder Tea Origin: Jiouli tea farm near Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Eastern China.

Known as "Zhu Cha" in chinese, Gunpowder dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618–907). It's name is believed to come from the fact that the tea resembles gunpowder pellets used for cannons. However, a different theory is that it may come from the Mandarin Chinese term gāng paò dè, which means "freshly brewed".

Gunpowder Tea Flavour: Gunpowder green tea makes a warm amber coloured liquor. It has has a lovely fresh, sweet fragrance. The flavour is smooth and soft with a hint of sweetness. Its fresh green flavour offers a slight trace of astringency. Gunpowder makes an refreshing afternoon tea.

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