Gunpowder Green Tea
Origin: Jiangxi Province
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. The aroma is light with a mild smokiness which also evokes thoughts of newly mown meadows.
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.
This is the best gunpowder tea I have ever tasted. I have been drinking green tea for 20+ years. This company is also outstanding for its service. I love the personalized postcards that the owner sends with each order.
And he's something of an aficionado. We'll be back for more - he says this is his new go-to green.
I first tried Little Red Cup tea last summer (in 2015) and since then, I haven't been drinking any other brand of tea while I'm at home. It was this gunpowder tea that won me over first and I have definitely drunk several pounds of this since then. Love it!