Gunpowder Green Tea

Origin: Jiangxi Province

Product Details

Gunpowder Green Tea (Zhu Cha, 珠茶) has been made in China for well over a thousand years and exported for almost that long. Traditionally the tea leaves were rolled into small balls or pellets which helps the unfermented tea leaves withstand storage and transportation without undue breakage which could lead to unwanted oxidation or flavor loss. Our Gunpowder Green Tea is not, in fact, rolled into pellets, but the traditional green gunpowder flavor is retained.

Our Gunpowder Green Tea has a robust, slightly smoky flavor, and when steeped produces a lovely yellow colored brew.

Gunpowder Green Tea is a great get-up-and-go tea, marvelous first thing in the morning as well as into the heart of the day.

Gunpowder Green is available by 4 oz tin or by the pound. Wondering if you'll like it? Try a taste! Tasting samples are available for all our teas and good for two cups.

See Brewing Guidelines for more information.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
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Gunpowder Tea is delicious!

I have been thoroughly enjoying my Gunpowder Tea from Little Red Cup. Often when I drink green tea, it bothers my stomach. Not so with this Gunpowder Tea and all the other green teas here. It's light and delicious and refreshing!

H
H.A.W.
Gold standard quality

This little cup purchase made my day. The gunpowder green is my daily green tea. Little cup offers quality loose tea and creative packaging. Thanks for the extra goodies with the shipment.

H
H.E.
Gunpowder Great Quality

I notice a difference with this Gunpowder compared to other companies that I’ve bought in the past. Your supply is cleaner, few twigs and more leaves. This is my morning go to and afternoon pick me up. A little goes a long way— I appreciate that the leaves hold up for a second brew. I love this company for the attention they give to the details with each order. Also, that my morning beverage is sustainably-grown and supports small businesses.

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A.S.
Great gunpowder

Another top notch tea. I made it with mint, Moroccan style.

W
W.B.
Wonderful Tea!

The tea was delicious and it smelled great too!

L
L.
Excellent

I love the Gunpowder Green Tea; the flavor is delicious and mellow. You can make a second steeping and it's still wonderful. I start every morning with either Gunpowder or Jasmine. I love every tea I've tried from Little Red Cup. White Peony is a favorite too!

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
95%
(20)
0%
(0)
5%
(1)
0%
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L
L.S.
Gunpowder Tea is delicious!

I have been thoroughly enjoying my Gunpowder Tea from Little Red Cup. Often when I drink green tea, it bothers my stomach. Not so with this Gunpowder Tea and all the other green teas here. It's light and delicious and refreshing!

H
H.A.W.
Gold standard quality

This little cup purchase made my day. The gunpowder green is my daily green tea. Little cup offers quality loose tea and creative packaging. Thanks for the extra goodies with the shipment.

H
H.E.
Gunpowder Great Quality

I notice a difference with this Gunpowder compared to other companies that I’ve bought in the past. Your supply is cleaner, few twigs and more leaves. This is my morning go to and afternoon pick me up. A little goes a long way— I appreciate that the leaves hold up for a second brew. I love this company for the attention they give to the details with each order. Also, that my morning beverage is sustainably-grown and supports small businesses.

A
A.S.
Great gunpowder

Another top notch tea. I made it with mint, Moroccan style.

W
W.B.
Wonderful Tea!

The tea was delicious and it smelled great too!

L
L.
Excellent

I love the Gunpowder Green Tea; the flavor is delicious and mellow. You can make a second steeping and it's still wonderful. I start every morning with either Gunpowder or Jasmine. I love every tea I've tried from Little Red Cup. White Peony is a favorite too!