50g Gunpowder Green Loose Leaf Tea Blend

50g Gunpowder Green Loose Leaf Tea Blend


-- Moon Unit's Gunpowder Green Blend --

Gunpowder tea is a good 'entry-level' green tea that has proved very popular over the last few years. It gets its name from its resemblance to the explosive and many years ago sailors refused to load it for fear it would go bang. However, 'Gunpowder' is a name applied by the Chinese to designate a superior leaf type. Inferior grades of these green teas are called Young Hyson or Twankey (as in Widow!). Our Gunpowder Green Tea has a sharp, pleasing citrusy taste.

Benefits: Green tea energizes your mind, but without the jitters of coffee. As you sip a cup of green tea, you feel clean and clear. Your mind doesn't race as it does does with coffee. Instead, you feel present and aware. 

Brewing Hints: Brew in water that has been boiled and allowed to cool a little. Infuse for three to five minutes.

Leaf: Grey-green rolled leaves that unfurl and acquire a greener hue when infused in hot water

Origin: Zhejiang, China

Characteristics: A slightly cloudy amber liquor with a sweet aroma and a sharp taste.

Serving Suggestions: Drink without milk. Good with savoury foods, or as an after-dinner digestif. Outside Europe, this tea is often drunk with white sugar added to sweeten the stringent brew. It can be particularly pleasant on a hot day.


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