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Full-bodied, rich and earthy with a slightly smoky, nutty character

Ingredients: organic Green Tea (Camelia Sinensis)
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  • Serving Size: 2.5g /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: Earthy
Infusion Strength: Medium

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