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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

    • 

      I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this tea but I was pleasantly surprised that I did enjoy it. It was full of flavor and the aroma was wonderful

    • 

      My every day go to cup of tea. You can steep it colder and shorter so it stays sweeter and less astringent, or longer and hotter so it's stronger with caffeine and stronger tasting, more astringent and a little smokey almost. Nothing like lapsang souchong but, overall, a wonderful pleasant and economical green tea.

    • WF

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      Pretty good. Not normally a green tea drinker, but this is pretty good. Definitely a safe option for anybody looking for a good green

    • 

      I'm sure if I really liked hot green tea, this would be great.

    • CK

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      Not terrible but the smokiness is a little subdued. It's not my favorite by even the loosest definition but it's absolutely good for multiple steeps.

    • 

      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.

    • 

      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