This is a stronger green tea from China with a distinctive nutty / oak taste. It makes a darker green color tea.
Legend has it that the name Gunpowder was given by an young English clerk who thought the tiny rolled green balls looked like gunpowder. The tea leaves are specially selected for quality, size and style. They are then rolled into very small tight nuggets. Gunpowder tea keeps a lot longer than other green teas and is favored because of this characteristic. Chinese exporters recommend gunpowder for iced tea flavored with lemon and sugar. Gunpowder tea is also very popular in Morocco where the leaves are boiled and mint and sugar are added.
Pinhead Gunpowder is more dense than other teas so if you are making a teapot full you only require one or two teaspoons for a teapot.
Chinese researchers have found that gunpowder tea is high in fluoride and known to reduce cavities. They say that a human body requires 1-2 milligrams of fluoride a day. Ten grams of gunpowder tea (enough to make 3 cups of strong tea) can supply this amount.
Available in 2 sizes:
Contents loose leaf tea net weight 4oz
Contents loose leaf tea net weight 8 oz (.5 lb)
Contents loose leaf tea net weight 16oz (1 lb)
Tea made in China Packaged in the USA.
It’s a wonderfully tasty treat, a dessert unto itself, or great accompaniment to cakes and cookies. Doesn’t usually go well with chocolate for me, becuase they are both so delicious that they compete to be the star of the show, and all that competition is too stressfull for a simple treat. But I’m sure some will dare to tempt fate.
Either way, the Tea will usually get the last laugh...
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