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drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
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I got a sample tin of this tea from Ricky in a trade (thanks man!).

Now I’ll start off by saying that the first and only experience I’ve had with gunpowder green tea was rather…regretable. It had a muddy quality to it that I found unplalatable. This tea, however, brewed up nice and clear, turning the water a dark, honey-coloured shade.

The tea has a bit of a smokey, roasted sort of flavour, which I think comes at least partially from the pan-frying method that is used to process Chinese greens. There’s also a grassy quality to it that reminds me of traditional style matcha – although the taste is a bit coarser and astringent.

So all in all, it’s a good tea that’s restored my faith in the ability of gunpowder teas to taste decent. ;)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Yay for renewing your faith in this!=D

mattscinto

I love this gunpowder.. it has a spinachy but almost buttery quality to it

Ricky

Yay for Adagio gunpowder. I agree, this wasn’t a bad gunpowder. I think the only reason I still had so much was that I got tired of it. No more gunpowder for me if I could help it.

sophistre

Maybe I ought to give this one another try. The last time I steeped it I found it dried my mouth out a whole lot, though I didn’t dislike the flavor profile. I still have almost the whole sample left…I suppose it’s time to play with temperatures and steeping times!

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Cofftea

Yay for renewing your faith in this!=D

mattscinto

I love this gunpowder.. it has a spinachy but almost buttery quality to it

Ricky

Yay for Adagio gunpowder. I agree, this wasn’t a bad gunpowder. I think the only reason I still had so much was that I got tired of it. No more gunpowder for me if I could help it.

sophistre

Maybe I ought to give this one another try. The last time I steeped it I found it dried my mouth out a whole lot, though I didn’t dislike the flavor profile. I still have almost the whole sample left…I suppose it’s time to play with temperatures and steeping times!

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I’m a university student in her twenties who’s currently working her way toward a Bachelor of Natural Resource Science degree. I love both science and science-fiction and I’m a history nut on top of that. Maybe I should just call myself a nerd and leave it there. ;)

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