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A thick and strong green tea infusion, pronounced smokiness, coppery aftertaste.

Ingredients: Tea (Camelia Sinensis)

25g (8-15 cups of tea)
100g (35-65 cups of tea)
500g (165-300 cups of tea)
2kg (670-1300 cups of tea)


  • Serving Size: 3g /cup
  • Steeping Temp: 78°C
  • Steeping Time: 2 mins.
  • Certification: Organic
  • Origin: China
  • Caffeine: Medium Light


Gunpowder tea, often called 'Pearl tea', is a green tea with a thick, strong honey-like taste, with a smoky, and coppery aftertaste. As the name implies, is made up of leaves hand-rolled into tiny pellets which resemble gunpowder. When brewed, gunpowder tea has a yellow appearance. While some gunpowder tea is machine rolled, our premium gunpowder is hand-rolled into very small pellets. Usually, the larger the pellets, the lower the quality of the tea. High-grade gunpowder tea will feature very small, tightly-rolled pellets, often called pinheads.Gunpowder tea is recommended as a compliment to strong-tasting food.

Story, Folklore, History...

The Etymology of 'Gunpowder'The origin of the 'Gunpowder' name is said to come from the tea's ressemblance to actual gunpowder pellets as well as its smoky flavor, however some believe that the name derived from the madarin name 'g

Tasting Notes

Certification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Leaf
Aroma: Earthy
Infusion Aroma: Earthy, light
Infusion Color: Golden Green
Base flavor: Smoky, hint of nutty
Infusion Strength: Medium

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A strong green tea that works well with milk (...strange you say? I love it that way grin

Submitted by Henrike
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Using this along with English blend to make Kombucha.  Great taste and price

Submitted by roco
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A great representative of gunpowder green tea.

Submitted by djholtby
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My favorite tea. Drink it twice a day.

Submitted by jackbroo
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great flavor! very pure and grounding

Submitted by Marrello
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An outstanding tea with a distinctive flavour. Good anytime of day!

Submitted by Stegor
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Excellent, creamy taste, strong enough to feel and enjoy, and clean taste - not getting tired of additional flavours. Highly recommend!

Submitted by Olga
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Inexpensive, yet tasty tea.  One of my favorite go to’s on a day to day basis.

Submitted by keener
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Highly recommend. My favorite!

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