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type: green

origin: china

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

Gunpowder is a classic green tea from Zhejiang province, China. As the name implies, Gunpowder tea is made up of leaves hand-rolled into tiny pellets. These resemble Gunpowder, and give this tea its distinct name. Full-bodied cup with a hint of smokiness and a smooth mouthfeel. Blend Gunpowder tea with spearmint to create the famous 'Moroccan Mint' tea. Steep at 180°F for 2 minutes

Recent reviews

    • CK

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      Not terrible but the smokiness is a little subdued.

    • 

      Definitely smoky and not really my cup of tea. ;)

    • KO

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      great green tea- grassy, little bit smoky, affordable

    • AF

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      A bit smoky, not a grassy tasting green. A good staple.

    • 

      my husband loves this one, its a light, simple tasting tea

    • AT

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      So this was a no for me - it tasted gross with this weird chalky aftertaste and a terrible sort of ash overtone.

    • 

      This is a solid green tea. Slight smokey flavor, not really grassy.

    • 

      I finally got a chance to try this tea by itself and learn a bit about it's flavor. I'm more used to flavored, sweet, or fruity teas, so I picked out the smokey notes in this tea right away - completely different to what I'm used to. Though it's nowhere near the lapsang tea I've tried before in terms of 'smokiness'; it's noticeable but it's not like I licked a piece of charcoal. I do also notice the earthy/grassiness, but again, I don't find it to be overwhelming. Would I drink this on it's own again? Probably not, I do still prefer flavored teas. But I wouldn't turn down a cuppa if someone offered.

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      A nice standard gunpowder, it was tasty and fresh, not too strong on the smoky flavor, which is exactly what I like.

    • 

      This green tea was good but I prefer many others over it.

    • 

      One of my favorite greens in the sample box, really good daily drinker.

    • AW

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      This is a lovely, balanced, smooth green tea! I've disliked gunpowder green tea in the past and this changed my mind--definitely buying more!

    • 

      Smooth green tea, deliciously basic; don't oversteep. It tastes fresh and crisp - I could drink it every day, all day.

    • 

      Great green tea taste. I can see this as a base to mix some of my herbal teas when I want to get a kick of caffine.

    • 

      My favorite gunpowder to date! Just the right amount of smokiness balanced with the vegetal notes makes this tea punchy without forgetting its a green tea at heart.

    • 

      Strong flavor. This is is a great kickstart for you in the morning.

    • 

      A very strong green tea flavor, this has a pleasant irony aftertaste, but that just might be the way I brewed it.

    • 

      Beautiful tea. Love the slight smokiness and full bodied green tea taste! My favorite!

    • BD

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      Bold flavor with a bit of smokiness. Nice for any time of the day.

    • 

      A little smoky, very flavorful with a nice mouthfeel!

    • 

      This is a good tea and isn't bitter if steeped correctly. Didn't leave a bitter taste on my tongue. Strong smell for a green . I liked the flavor which came out to be like a dark leafy green vegetable.

    • 

      A really straight forward gunpowder tea. Vegetal and a little smoky. Very high quality