Pearl Gunpowder Green

Tea type
Green Tea
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Flavors
Floral, Fruity
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec 6 oz / 187 ml

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  • “I routinely drink this as a relaxing afternoon tea. It’s definitely not my “go-to” favorite tea in the collection, but it’s a nice change of pace from the dominating amount of flavored blacks I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I found this tea to e a bit dry tasting but overall it was pleasant to drink a large cup of. It’s an economical tea for the price and the tin it comes in has a cover which is nice. Overall the tea...” Read full tasting note
  • “picked this up at a local shop. This is the flavor of chinese restaurant tea. To me this is homey, comfort tea. Perfect for rainy days and a pick me up for down in the dumps moods. I have read a...” Read full tasting note
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A strong, full-bodied green tea with smoky undertones. In Morocco and Russia, Pearl is often blended with fresh mint and sugar. Can be enjoyed hot or iced.

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I routinely drink this as a relaxing afternoon tea. It’s definitely not my “go-to” favorite tea in the collection, but it’s a nice change of pace from the dominating amount of flavored blacks I have.
First and second infusions were both at 175F for 4 minutes. I find this tea to be light when steeped for only 1-2.
I don’t really get a smokey flavor out of it. When steeped longer it has a fuller bodied green flavor. It’s floral flavors are reminiscent of spring.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I found this tea to e a bit dry tasting but overall it was pleasant to drink a large cup of. It’s an economical tea for the price and the tin it comes in has a cover which is nice. Overall the tea is decent though.

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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picked this up at a local shop. This is the flavor of chinese restaurant tea. To me this is homey, comfort tea. Perfect for rainy days and a pick me up for down in the dumps moods.

I have read a lot of comments about gunpowder green tea today and it definately has a love it hate it reputation.
I happen to be of the love it persuasion.
Properly prepared this tea is sweet, a little fruity, a little flowery and slighly astringent. Very easy to drink. As the tea cools it exhibits a little more fresh grassiness and a lightly malty after taste. This would be quite good iced.
Many of the cooments I read today note a smokiness in gunpowder tea. I found little when prepared at 170° f but much more when prepared at 180°f. At the higher temp the tea is also more sour and looses some of its charm.

Gunpowder isnt a “fine tea”. But its imminently drinkable, comforting and tasty. Its a good loose leaf staple at a very reasonable price.

I prepared this tea a little differently than the label. I used 1 teaspoon to about 3 oz of water at 170 in a gaiwan. I let it steep for about 1 minute. My first 3 infusions were 1 minute steeps. #4 1.5 minutes #5 about 2.

Package instructions state to brew 1 teaspoon in 8 oz of 180° water for 2-3 minutes- good for 2 or 3 steeps. I tried brewing this way once and found the tea to be as above, a little too astringent, a little too " smokey" and over all rather flat tasting and far too strong, leaning towards bitter.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 3 OZ / 88 ML

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