Gunpowder Tea

Gunpowder Tea
Gunpowder Tea
Item# gunpowder-tea
$11.25

This 3 oz bag of Gunpowder Tea makes approximately 24 cups of tea



With a natural mild smokiness, this gunpowder tea originates near the Temple of Heaven, near Beijing, China.

According to Wikipedia:

In ancient China... many temples were built for ceremonies which included tea as part of the ritual. These ceremonies were mostly for prayers for good harvests.

From these prayers and the dynasties of Chinese Emperors came a tea culture in China which knows how to cultivate amazing tea.

This Gunpowder tea is no exception.

In fact, this is one of the finer Gunpowder teas you can find.

With a natural mild smokiness, this gunpowder tea originates near the Temple of Heaven, near Beijing, China.

This Chinese tea is called gunpowder tea because the leaves are individually rolled into tiny pellets that resemble pellets of black powder.

But why roll the leaves?

The compact shape of the pellets protects them from damage during shipping. Although when the tradition began, the leaves were always rolled by hand, they are often machine-rolled nowadays.

This is a fine, tightly-rolled leaf, indicative of good quality. When hot water is added to this blend, the leaves will unfurl beautifully for an aesthetic tea drinking experience.

Start any tea party out with a "bang!" with this exceptional gunpowder tea.

Brewing time: 4 minutes.
3oz makes about 24 cups of tea.
Brewing instructions included.

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