This classic green tea produces a richly textured brew and is an all day low caffeine alternative. A universal favourite among health conscious tea lovers, watch the pearls in this tea unfurl for about 2 minutes to produce rich roasted flavours for a wonderful tasting cup. Gunpowder tea is tightly rolled into tiny pellets that resemble gunpowder. This type of tea is usually produced using green tea leaves. Gunpowder tea is named after the way it looks and tastes. Gunpowder tea has a unique production method. To make the highest quality gunpowder tea, artisans wither, steam, roll, and dry individual tea leaves. It is then rolled in tea pellets which resemble gunpowder shot, hence the source of the name. Because of the unique manufacturing method, gunpowder tea usually stays fresh longer than other traditional types of tea. When you steep a cup of gunpowder tea, each individual leaf unrolls or “explodes” as some would describe. The tea has a taste that many describe as lightly smoky—as the name indicates.
Tea Brewing instructions
Boil fresh water to 100 degrees
Pour the water slowly over the tea bag in a cup and wait 2-3 minutes for the tea to brew and the flavours to be released