Gunpowder

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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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  • “A nice everyday green tea. The leaves are tightly compressed in to tiny pellets that have a shiny dark green exterior with a smoky earthy aroma. Unlike other gunpowders I've had, this one truly...” Read full tasting note
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Gunpowder is a widely-known green tea with grey-green leaves tightly rolled into small pellets that resemble old-fashioned gunpowder. The leaves slowly unfurl when infused to produce a bold, dark-green liquor. This is a full-bodied tea with a slightly smoky aroma and an assertively brisk flavor. Often a good tea for people switching from coffee, it is also famously used as the base for North Moroccan mint tea.

Time: 1 minute (multiple infusions)

Temp: 175° Amount: 2 tsp / 5 oz. water

Prepare In: gaiwan

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A nice everyday green tea.

The leaves are tightly compressed in to tiny pellets that have a shiny dark green exterior with a smoky earthy aroma. Unlike other gunpowders I’ve had, this one truly resembles real gunpowder due to the compactness and shiny exterior of the pellets. Other gunpowders I’ve seen are loosely curled up, sometimes even resembling an oolong.

I prepared this tea using a gaiwan and following the suggested brew time (1min) and water temp (175F).

This tea brews a brown-yellow cup with a faint earthy aroma. Unlike other green teas, this one tends to have a strong smoked green flavor with a hint of earthiness.

The wet leaf was made up of mostly small broken and unbroken leaves.

Overall this is a great everyday green tea. In terms of flavor, I’ve never thought much of gunpowders as I think they’re pretty average taste-wise. But, you can tell this batch is of pretty high quality, as the pellets are beautifully compressed.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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