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The Infamous Joseph Clark's Gunpowder Green Tea

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195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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  • “I had to add this tea to Steepster! The East India Company has a wonderful history of teas. This gunpowder tea is beautiful in the tin, rolled into tiny bullets if you will! Once steeped, they...” Read full tasting note
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From The East India Company

A fine gunpowder green tea worth going to prison for.

A special Gunpowder green tea from China. Gunpowder tea gets its name from the practice of rolling green tea leaves into balls, similar to gunpowder pellets to preserve their flavour on long voyages. The East India Company names this tea after Joseph Clarke who was caught stealing our Gunpowder tea in 1604 and received a 6-month sentence. Today we remember Joseph Clarke’s great taste in tea, and continue to honour the tradition of supplying teas worth going to prison for!

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I had to add this tea to Steepster! The East India Company has a wonderful history of teas. This gunpowder tea is beautiful in the tin, rolled into tiny bullets if you will! Once steeped, they immediately unfurl into nearly perfect, whole leaves. Of course, none of this affects the taste all that much, but it’s part of the experience of a ‘gunpowder’ tea… ;)

The tea is both fresh and earthy. Not bitter at all in comparison to many other green teas I’ve tried. It’s a bit of a treasure to me so I like to reinfuse it a few times – it stands up quite well to this.

All in all this tea will appeal to those who enjoy a bit of history with their cup of tea. Enjoy!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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