Gunpowder is a variety of green Chinese tea, produced in the Zhejiang Province of China, of which each leaf has been rolled into a small pellet. Other common names are “Zhucha” in Pinyin or “pearl tea” in China.
This rolling method is most often applied either to dried green tea or Oolong tea. Rolling tea leaves into gunpowder tea renders the leaves less susceptible to physical damage and allows them to retain more of their flavor and aroma.
Gunpowder green tea tastes bold & lightly smoky, also lending to it’s name. Gunpowder green is higher in caffeine than most other green teas (35-40 mg/8 oz serving) and is commonly used by athletes to improve endurance over periods of 3-6 hours.
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Sleepy tiger – Green Gunpowder spiced with cupuacu fruit, apple pieces, orange tree flowers and hibiscus.
Strawberry Dessert – Green Gunpowder spiced with wild strawberry, cream, rose and strawberry pieces.
Citrus Adventure – Green Gunpowder, spiced with lemon, orange, bergamot and lemon melissa.