I would like to thank Martin from Little Red Cup Tea Company for providing me with this sample to review.
This is only my second experience with gunpowder green tea, but I find that I am still not really a fan. Little Red Cup Tea Company says this is great get-up-and-go tea, marvelous first thing in the morning as well as into the heart of the day. Well, it certainly opened my eyes, but not really in a good way. I found it to be much more astringent that I care for and I tend to be very particular when it comes to astringency. I think this is the first miss for me when it comes to this particular company, but after playing around a little bit I found that if I reduced the amount of leaf it produced a much more satisfying cup. There were still some harsh notes to it, but it was much more pleasant to drink.