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drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
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I’m usually never in the mood to drink gunpowder. In the tin, it smells a little like animal dung and in the cup it tastes like tobacco. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, or maybe I just haven’t found the right occasion for it yet. Any suggestions?

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

What’s the lowest time you have tried steeping it for!?

Cofftea

Whoa, yeah… try anywhere from 30 sec to 3 min.

Jack

The lowest I’ve tried is 3 minutes (I got distracted and let it oversteep this time). I’ll try even lower, thanks!

TeaEqualsBliss

Yea…I’d try 1.5 to 2 mins maybe…you might just like it on the lighter side and not as hardcore, ya know!? I had to ‘mess’ with it a little bit too before finding my personal comfort zone.

Oolonga

It’s just this particular gunpowder is very basic and totally lacks any complexity, you can do very little to improve it, I usually brew it for 3 mins at 180F though. Try other vendors and Temple of Heaven grade in particular.

takgoti

Hee hee hee. You said dung.

Daniel

I’m not really a huge fan of gunpowder tea either.

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TeaEqualsBliss

What’s the lowest time you have tried steeping it for!?

Cofftea

Whoa, yeah… try anywhere from 30 sec to 3 min.

Jack

The lowest I’ve tried is 3 minutes (I got distracted and let it oversteep this time). I’ll try even lower, thanks!

TeaEqualsBliss

Yea…I’d try 1.5 to 2 mins maybe…you might just like it on the lighter side and not as hardcore, ya know!? I had to ‘mess’ with it a little bit too before finding my personal comfort zone.

Oolonga

It’s just this particular gunpowder is very basic and totally lacks any complexity, you can do very little to improve it, I usually brew it for 3 mins at 180F though. Try other vendors and Temple of Heaven grade in particular.

takgoti

Hee hee hee. You said dung.

Daniel

I’m not really a huge fan of gunpowder tea either.

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