Gunpowder tea is one of the better-known steamed green teas from China and has a very distinctive look and taste. It follows the traditional method of green tea production: it is withered, steamed and dried; but it has an additional rolling process which gives the leaves their distinct "pellet" shape that Gunpowder is so famous for.
This famous Chinese tea is known for its characteristic leaf shape where the leaves have been rolled prior to drying to form loose pearl of pure green tea. This method protects against breakage of the leaf and helps to preserve more flavour and aroma than some flat leaf varieties.
When brewed, the leaves produce a dark-golden liquor and slightly sweet aroma. To taste, this tea is a strong, delicious and refreshing cup with a delicate, almost fruity finish with tones of apple and grape.
The shape isn't the only thing different about Gunpowder tea. The rolling of the leaves cause pockets of fresher green tea flavour to be preserved for longer than flat-leaf varieties, so Gunpowder ages excellently whilst still retaining those bright and refreshing green tea notes.
Place 1 heaped teaspoons per cup into an infuser, filter or teapot. Add freshly boiled water and infuse for 4--5 minutes. May be enjoyed with honey to taste.
China Green Tea
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Our small sample size caddy is the perfect way to try a new infusion.
Contains enough for approximately 10 cups of one of our infusions.
The refill carton, available in Standard and Large, is a perfect, environmentally friendly way to replenish your Tea Palace Caddies.
Contains enough for approximately 40 cups (Standard) or 60 cups (Large) of one of our infusions.
**Please note this container is not airtight, and therefore once opened, your infusion should be transferred to an airtight caddy or storage jar.
Our bespoke white and lilac caddy is the perfect way to keep your infusion fresh.
Contains enough for approximately 40 cups of one of our infusions.
Our Large bespoke purple damask caddy is the perfect way to keep your favourite infusion fresh.
Contains enough for approximately 60 cups of your chosen infusion.