Organic 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 Organic Gunpowder Green Tea is not, in fact, rolled into pellets, but the traditional green gunpowder flavor is retained.

Our Organic 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 how to make green tea.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
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Sura G.T.
Tea Time

I sampled this tea at a country fair in Maine. I have taken tea classes and studied tea. I am EXTREMELY picky and judgmental when it comes to tea. Red Cup is my absolute favorite!! Highest quality and I love the name and the tins!
Da Hong Pa is the most delicious tea on the planet. It tastes like pecans, walnuts and cashews all together, so good!!

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Lindsey N.
A good basic tea

Little Red Cup delivers yet another high-quality, whole-leaf tea. I'm giving this tea 4 stars because even though it is very good quality, it's not my favorite among all the teas LRC has to offer. I like Yulu Green and Jasmine Green a little better, flavor- and aroma-wise. If you're a lover of Gunpowder Green in general, however, you'll probably really enjoy this because as I mentioned, it's very high quality.

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Eric G.
Awesome

My new favorite place to buy tea!

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Carolde
Great Choice for Strong Tea Lovers!

I have never been a fan of green teas which taste like mulch. Gunpowder green fits my tastes perfectly: strong, hardy, and blends well with milk..... Yes, I like milk in my green tea! Steep it longer than usual for the best taste.

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Lorraine 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
Heather 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
92%
(23)
4%
(1)
4%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
S
Sura G.T.
Tea Time

I sampled this tea at a country fair in Maine. I have taken tea classes and studied tea. I am EXTREMELY picky and judgmental when it comes to tea. Red Cup is my absolute favorite!! Highest quality and I love the name and the tins!
Da Hong Pa is the most delicious tea on the planet. It tastes like pecans, walnuts and cashews all together, so good!!

L
Lindsey N.
A good basic tea

Little Red Cup delivers yet another high-quality, whole-leaf tea. I'm giving this tea 4 stars because even though it is very good quality, it's not my favorite among all the teas LRC has to offer. I like Yulu Green and Jasmine Green a little better, flavor- and aroma-wise. If you're a lover of Gunpowder Green in general, however, you'll probably really enjoy this because as I mentioned, it's very high quality.

E
Eric G.
Awesome

My new favorite place to buy tea!

C
Carolde
Great Choice for Strong Tea Lovers!

I have never been a fan of green teas which taste like mulch. Gunpowder green fits my tastes perfectly: strong, hardy, and blends well with milk..... Yes, I like milk in my green tea! Steep it longer than usual for the best taste.

L
Lorraine 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
Heather 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.