Gunpowder Green

A Green Tea from


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Calculated from 12 Ratings
Tea type
Green Tea
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Typical Preparation
Use 8 oz / 242 ml of water
Set water temperature to 185 °F / 85 °C
Steep for 2 min, 45 sec
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“Gunpowder tea is one of my favorite Chinese green teas – I wanted to try a sample of this even though I have a big bag of Red Blossom’s gunpowder at home. I am curious as to how big of a difference...” Read full tasting note
“New apartment. First pot of tea with my roommate’s electric kettle. I probably shouldn’t have made green tea with it, only because i cannot control the temperature of the water. I think i ‘burnt’...” Read full tasting note
“Gunpowder releases a definite aroma of burnt wood, definitely charred though lacking the piney smokiness of Lapsang Souchong. The medium bodied, light brown liquor carries through the notes of...” Read full tasting note
“As someone without much experience with the gunpowder variety of green, I decided to play some Russian roulette and brew up a batch. After spinning the cylinder and smelling the brew, one word...” Read full tasting note


A basic green tea from China’s Zhejiang Province, Gunpowder is a good everyday green tea. The tea takes its name from the rolled leaf balls that are leaden in color. Like spent gunpowder, it has a slight smoky flavor.

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