Part of our Tea Total, single origin tea collection.
From the Anhui province in Eastern China, this is a well made and world renowned tea. It has a deeper, slightly smokier flavour than our Sencha Green Tea.
The Chinese name for this tea is pinyin and literally means 'pearl tea', representing how the leaves are rolled into small round pellets. In English we call it Gunpowder due to the similarities to grains of the explosive material. When added to hot water the leaves will unfurl very quickly or 'explode', you can even hear a small popping sound, and the taste is slightly smoky. Rolling renders the leaves less susceptible to physical damage and breakage and allows them to retain more of their flavor and aroma.
Green tea is high in antioxidants, metabolism boosting caffiene and is said to have many health benefits click here to read our blog post all about the facts and fiction.
It has a greenish dry golden liquor, with a light smoke and nutty character
100% Gunpowder Green Tea from China
HOW TO BREW
For the perfect cuppa
Steep 1-2 heaped teaspoons per cup in freshly boiled 80℃ water, brew for 3-4 minutes.
Many people dislike the taste of green tea complaining that its bitter, but this is most often due to over brewing or using boiling water. The leaves of green teas are very delicate and are easliy burnt so take care to use the correct temperature of water and not to leave the leaves in for too long.
Top tip: For 80℃ water without a fancy kettle, either add 1/3 cold water into your cup 1st and top up with 2/3 boiling water, or leave the lid off the kettle for 5 minutes.
One of the great things about green teas is that they can be re steeped several times, this gunpowder can be used up to 4 times, just leave it in 1 mintue longer with each use.
Can also be enjoyed as iced tea
Steep 4 heaped teaspoons in 900ml of freshly boiled 80℃ water, brew for 3-4 minutes and leave in the fridge to cool. Serve over ice with fresh lemon.