formosa gunpowder green tea

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185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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  • “Loose Appearance: deep green gunpowder pearls Aroma when Dry: smoky, grassy After water is first poured: grassy, slight nutty note At end of steep: grassy, slightly sour Tea liquor: At end...” Read full tasting note
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    NatureDancer 189 tasting notes
  • “I don't mind this tea, although it is not my favorite. There is a fine line between getting the right steep or steeping too long. If it steeps for too long it gets quite bitter. It leaves a...” Read full tasting note
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    Lala1 754 tasting notes

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189 tasting notes

Loose
Appearance: deep green gunpowder pearls
Aroma when Dry: smoky, grassy
After water is first poured: grassy, slight nutty note
At end of steep: grassy, slightly sour
Tea liquor:
At end of steep: moss green
Staple? Type no, will accept when out
Preferred time of day: any
Taste:
At first?: bitter, harsh, grassy
As it cools?: notes get harsher, rougher
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? Yes, sour grassy notes

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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754 tasting notes

I don’t mind this tea, although it is not my favorite. There is a fine line between getting the right steep or steeping too long. If it steeps for too long it gets quite bitter. It leaves a harsh sour aftertaste in your mouth. I find it makes a good mint green tea when mixed 1:1 with spearmint (I used David’s Tea spearmint).

I will most likely finish the tea I have but will try other brands/companies for something a bit more smooth.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Anthony Bazic

I have had experiences with Gunpowder tea being a little too strong or too lite when it comes to the use of mint. I never experienced much bitterness but mostly tannins from the bulk tea I buy from World Market stores. I recommend to get Gunpowder in Adagio, it has
a smoky profile, with a touch of nuts and straw. Its not minted however, but goes well with fresh mint and has a balance between tea and the mint.

Lala

Thanks! That sounds good, I will have to try it.

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