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So the other day my friend’s and I went to the local tea house. I had chai tea to drink but bought about 2 ounces of the Gunpowder Green tea.

The Chinese name for this tea is call zhū chá which means “pearl tea or bead tea”. It derives it’s name form it’s similar appearance to gunpowder.

Tea steeped from Gunpowder has a dark golden color. To me was a toasted grassy, minty, or peppery taste. With an aftertaste lingering in the front palette, and a smokey aroma.

In reading on this tea, I found it rather interesting that Gunpowder tea is a pivotal part of making Touareg tea in Moroccan tea ritual.

Toureg tea – Gunpowder green tea, fresh mint leaves, and sugar.

Common names for this tea: chun mee, or zhu cha.

Directions:
165°F/75-80°C.
4 minutes steep.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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