Gunpowder Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Chinese Black Tea
Flavors
Baked Bread, Grain, Hay, Honey, Sweet, Musty, Oats, Metallic, Mineral, Raisins
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “From an old Sips By box. Hmm… This came out suspiciously weak. I used about 2 tsp of leaf for a 12-ounce mug, which I don’t think is unreasonable? In any case, it works for other black teas. The...” Read full tasting note
    68
  • “I didn’t love this zhu cha first time I tried it, but this time was much better. I let it steep a few minutes longer and drank it straight. I could smell hay when the water hit the leaf, and then...” Read full tasting note
    90

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ZHU CHA BLACK TEA FROM FUJIAN PROVINCE, CHINA. ALSO KNOWN AS “BLACK PEARLS” OR “BLACK GUNPOWDER”, THIS FULL-BODIED BLACK TEA GETS ITS NAME FROM HOW ITS LEAVES ARE HAND-ROLLED.

1.5 TSP | 208° F | 4 MINS

CONTAINS CAFFEINE

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5 Tasting Notes

68
2087 tasting notes

From an old Sips By box.

Hmm…

This came out suspiciously weak. I used about 2 tsp of leaf for a 12-ounce mug, which I don’t think is unreasonable? In any case, it works for other black teas. The sample is from February of last year, but it’s completely sealed and I have other, older Chinese black teas that still taste fine. Highly suspect!

The flavors I can taste are nice, I get sweet honey and hay as well as chewy grains and perhaps a bit of bread. There’s a nice light honeyed aftertaste as well.

I have enough for a second try. Reserving judgment until then.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Grain, Hay, Honey, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I didn’t love this zhu cha first time I tried it, but this time was much better. I let it steep a few minutes longer and drank it straight. I could smell hay when the water hit the leaf, and then on the sip, I’m getting a slight metallic note, which mellows out into raisin, honey, and the same kind of mineral-y finish that good spring water has in the aftertaste. It’s very smooth and full-bodied. Really enjoyable.
Upping my rating.

Flavors: Hay, Honey, Metallic, Mineral, Raisins

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Courtney

I love a black tea with honey flavours.

teaqueen

Same! :)

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