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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 7 g 9 oz / 259 ml

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141 Tasting Notes View all

  • “Yay! My first second steeping of a tea! If I decide to resteep other teas, I’ll probably tack the findings on to the end of the first steep results. But since my last review of Gunpowder was so...” Read full tasting note
  • “Backlogging from last night.. Bad, I know. I wasn’t sure whether to log this under Honeybush Mango or Gunpowder, since I went half and half with the two teas. This is now my new favorite blend. I...” Read full tasting note
  • “I got a sample tin of this tea from Ricky in a trade (thanks man!). Now I’ll start off by saying that the first and only experience I’ve had with gunpowder green tea was rather…regretable. It had...” Read full tasting note
  • “Trying to get rid of this one so I have an empty tin… loved it when I bought it, now I don’t care for it. It’s not bad, I’ve just found other teas I like more.” Read full tasting note

From Adagio Teas

Green tea from the Guangdong province of China. Gunpowder tea, as the name implies, is made up of leaves hand-rolled into tiny pellets. These resemble gunpowder, and give this tea its distinct name. Continuing this bang-bang theme, our special-grade version of this tea is named after a year that saw lots of cannon action. Our ‘1812 Gunpowder’ produces a full-bodied cup with a hint of smokiness. And mixes well with peppermint to produce a popular ‘Moroccan Mint’ tea.

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141 Tasting Notes

33 tasting notes

Bleh. I don’t like the smoke smell. I don’t think gunpowder is for me. If I want roasty, I’ll drink some Genmaicha.

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18 tasting notes

I’m pretty picky about Gunpowders, and this is definitely not one of my favourites. I have nothing against “grassy” teas — some I’m really quite fond of — but this tasted as if I’d stuffed a fistful of grass in my mouth, dirt and all.

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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14 tasting notes

If you like really strong, grassy green teas, this tea is for you, but it wasn’t for me. I don’t think I ever found a good steep time for it; it either tasted like warm water or like I was licking a meadow every time I made a mug of this one. I am sure there are people looking for this in a tea, but it was just too strong for me.

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94 tasting notes

A little better this time. I used the hot water from a water dispenser, so it wasn’t too hot. Didn’t get the astringency this time, but still not much flavor. I will continue to add more leaves! I am determined to enjoy this tea.

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4 tasting notes

Kinda nice green smokey flavor, kinda like a campfire or maybe a good cigar. Not bad though.

160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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24 tasting notes

Roasty goodness. I don’t even consider this a green tea in my own mind, tastes almost like a black tea. The stuff chest hair is made of.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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784 tasting notes

Three minutes of steeping time yields a nice vegetal flavor with some smokiness.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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84 tasting notes

a nice mild flavor with just enough smokiness :) something id recommend to people who prefer a less sweet tea and like their green teas

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7 tasting notes

I usually mix in a little bit of casablanca twist to add a minty note, but gunpowder by itself is still delicious

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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24 tasting notes

A smokey darker green tea. Much hardier than your average Green tea but also much bolder.

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