Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
Flavors
Green, Smoke, Sweet, Bitter, Grass, Wood, Earth, Wet Earth
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 7 g 26 oz / 777 ml

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  • “This is one of the strongest and most assertive gunpowder teas I have ever had. I tried cold brewing it with some loose leaf spearmint from Upton Teas (about 18 hours). The result is potent! The...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Just thought I’d right a quick tasting note for this one, not of of my favorites but it does have a wonderful bold taste. If anything it could possibly be a bit too strong to my taste or probably...” Read full tasting note
  • “It’s been a while since I’ve had this one. It’s one of the few teas I make sure I always have in my personal stock, possibly one of my favorite teas in general. Big, bold, and beautiful, full of...” Read full tasting note
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From Red Blossom Tea Company

From Zhejiang, grey-green late harvest green tea leaves are rolled to form gunpowder pellets.

Full bodied, exceptionally assertive and pungent tea with a persistent bitterness…definitely for those who prefer their tea stronger. Gunpowder is also the traditional base tea used in mint tea preparations in Morocco.

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9 Tasting Notes

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2815 tasting notes

This is one of the strongest and most assertive gunpowder teas I have ever had. I tried cold brewing it with some loose leaf spearmint from Upton Teas (about 18 hours).

The result is potent! The smokiness is definitely present with an assertive wallop. The spearmint is hovering in the background but doesn’t really stand a chance against the gunpowder here. I ended up adding some sugar to make it slightly more palatable. I’m not totally in love with this creation, however.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
ScottTeaMan

Peppermint has more strength and would probably be better with this assertive gunpowder. I know your stomach might revolt though. :-//

ashmanra

I don’t taste any smoke in the one I get from Tin Roof Teas, but it says it is gunpowder green with spearmint and Egyptian. I just taste green tea and spearmint. Maybe their gunpowder base is just very different? I don’t know if I would like it very smokey…I am planning to plant lots of spear mint as soon as I can get a section of garden ready! :)

TeaBrat

@ashmanra – some seem a lot less smoky than others, this tea is TOUGH! lol… Good luck with the spearmint, I’m jealous.

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28 tasting notes

Just thought I’d right a quick tasting note for this one, not of of my favorites but it does have a wonderful bold taste. If anything it could possibly be a bit too strong to my taste or probably just the fact I’m not a huge fan of smoky teas. Would totally recommend this to someone who like smoky flavors and is looking for a solid green tea to drink. But as for me I’d prefer this one to be steeped with something such as mint to sort of cut the strength of it.

Flavors: Green, Smoke, Sweet

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Kirkoneill1988

tbh even tho i like smokey teas, i’ve had better ones than any gunpowder green tea

Tommy2_morrow

Yea I’d definitely have to agree, sort of regret buying so much of this. But luckily I don’t have a whole lot of it left.

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236 tasting notes

It’s been a while since I’ve had this one. It’s one of the few teas I make sure I always have in my personal stock, possibly one of my favorite teas in general.

Big, bold, and beautiful, full of robust taste, with hints of wet grass and a perfect balance of sweet and bitter. When I think of a simple, full flavored, bold green tea, I think of this one.

The Red Blossom website says it is " for those who prefer their tea stronger." Yes, yes it is. Just my cup of tea.

-E

Flavors: Bitter, Grass, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec 7 g 32 OZ / 946 ML

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