One of the most popular teas in China, this organic variety of the Gunpowder produced in Zhejiang Province (where it is called “Zhu Cha”) is created by wetting the leaves a few times during the short roasting period. This slows the drying process and results in a curling of the leaves. Each leaf has been rolled into a small round pellet, resembling soldiers’ ammunition.
Gunpowder’s rich honey-amber liquor only just begins to hint at the unusual flavors within. It elicits an aromatic smokiness in the scent, with a nutty twist to the earthy, full-bodied flavor, a little astringent and sweet on the finish.
Organic Gunpowder Chinese Green Tea
High Grade Chinese Green Tea
Infuse one teaspoon of tea leaves at 80oC.
The same tea leaves can be reused 5 to 7 times.
For the first 3 brews, steep for 45 seconds.
Drain the tea from the leaves after each brew.
Brew time can be increased for the last few brews.
Net Weight: 100 grams