Gunpowder Green (loose leaf)

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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 19 oz / 550 ml

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  • “Sushi and a solid green tea on a Saturday night . Can’t really say more I mean it had a strong more consistant taste than other greens I’ve had before. It didn’t really smell too strong but it did...” Read full tasting note
  • “Saturday Feb. 12, 2011 1st Steep of the Day. Got a New Amount of My Second Favorite Tea Twinings Gunpowder Green. Steeped a 6 Cup Pot To Reacquaint Myself with this Favorite. Dry Leaves have a...” Read full tasting note
  • “My experience with Twinings has been that, regardless of the variety or blend, I can always count on a solid nice tasting tea at a very reasonable price. Such is the case with the Gunpowder Green...” Read full tasting note
  • “so I have not had this tea for a while :) so I picked up a tin at “Starskys” (a polish grocery store) it’s still a great tea but can get kind of bitter if over steeped like I...” Read full tasting note

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A rich blend of Green Gunpowder teas from the Orient with a clear fragrance liquor.

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38 Tasting Notes

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I haven’t had Gunpowder Green for quite a long time and I have no idea why I have gone so long without it.

A lovely taste and colour.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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108 tasting notes

It’s got that kick-you-in-the-teeth feeling.

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83 tasting notes

I like this tea. I can get three steepings of 3 minutes, for a total of 9 minutes out of it.

The tea brews up yellow and has a warm, strong taste that isn’t too grassy.

In dry form, the tea looks green and is a combination of gunpowder pellets and smaller material. I use a finer sieve when brewing.

3 teaapoons to 250 ml of water.


This is one of my favourite work days teas. Not finicky and packs a punch

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137 tasting notes

You can always count on Twinings. This is a nice tea, lighter and less smoky than other gunpowder teas I have tried, but enough smokiness and sweetness to make for a very enjoyable cup. I steeped it 3 times, and probably could have gone at least once more.

170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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8 tasting notes

Delicious to the last drop and holds up to multiple infusions beautifully. The later infusions are more delicate and sweet. I love how much the leaves expand.

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 5 OZ / 147 ML

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1 tasting notes

Great Gunpowder green tea leaves were uniform and consistent.Great Quality! Great Taste

Flavors: Flowers

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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19 tasting notes
The smell reminds me of the zoo, the Rhino pen in particular. But for whatever reason i’m drawn to it. Maybe it’s my animal nature, or my affinity for peculiar smelling things. Bold green tea taste. A bit on the darker side. It’s solid.

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30 tasting notes

I didn’t get around to making tea until after lunchtime today, so I decided to take a break from my recent steady diet of blacks to return to one of my all-time favorites. The subtle but entirely unique flavor of gunpowder green never disappoints. One of my perennial afternoon staples!

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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13 tasting notes

Strong smoky taste. It’s not great on its own but it is a wonderful base for Moroccan Mint. Try it with 2 mint leaves per teaspoon.

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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6 tasting notes

Pretty good stuff for a grocery store brand. I wouldn’t say it’s stellar, but it’s definitely better than most bagged green tea. It has a good, full flavor, and is good for a couple of re-steepings.

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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