Someone left a window open in my office last night so I have had a chill all morning. I grabbed my trusty bamboo spoon and tea maker and went into the tea room (not unlike the chocolate room in Willy Wonka minus the oompa loompas). I decided on the Gunpowder Green since I haven’t had it yet. Let it steep about 90 seconds. The brewed tea was bronze in color and the flavor was just what I needed. Warm, mellow with the teensiest hint of smoke. A very nice mouth feel with no astringency. Definitely a warmer upper.
Gunpowder Green Tea
Gunpowder Green Tea consists of tea leaves that are hand rolled, withered, steamed, rerolled into pellet form and then dried. Rolling renders the leaves less susceptible to physical damage and breakage and allows them to retain their fine flavor and aroma. This fresh, high quality gunpowder tea consists of small, tightly rolled, shiny pellets. When steeped, watch the pellets unroll into beautiful whole leaves. The Gunpowder green tea has a soft aroma and smooth flavor. Served hot or cold, it is a cool and refreshing way to ease the heat of summer.