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gunpowder green


type: green

origin: china

variety: gunpowder

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

When John Harney started in the tea trade over 30 years ago, there were just two green tea offerings from China: Gunpowder and Chun Mee. Many people are very familiar with and enjoy the charred, sharp flavor. Dry Leaves: Green and tightly rolled, like something that might shoot out of a musket. Liquor: Varies from a bright yellow to a light brown. Aroma: A definite aroma of burnt wood. Caffeine Level: Caffeinated Body: Medium body from the heavy roasting. Flavors: The charred, barely vegetal flavor of heavily grilled leeks. Brewing Time: 2 to 3 minutes Brewing Temperature: 175° F

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