Gunpowder Organic Loose Green Tea, with Bamboo Infuser
ABOUT Gunpowder green Chinese tea produced in Zhejiang Province of China in which each leaf has been rolled into a small round pellet. It is believed to take its English name from the fact that the tea resembles grains of black powder. Gunpowder tea production dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618–907) but it was first introduced to Taiwan in the 19th century. Gunpowder tea leaves are withered, steamed, rolled, and then dried. Although the individual leaves were formerly rolled by hand, today most gunpowder tea is rolled by machines (though the highest grades are still rolled by hand). Rolling renders the leaves less susceptible to physical damage and breakage and allows them to retain more of their flavor and aroma. Gunpowder leaves higher in caffeine than most of green teas.
PREPARATION Heat water to 185-195 F, steep 3 minutes. Some of our teas can be infused as many as 3-6 times
OUR ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PACKAGING: Our hand-crafted packaging is simple, visually sophisticated, and sustainable. It reflects our values, and the values of our customers. All our packaging is 100% recyclable and biodegradable, made of paper and non-toxic soy ink. We would like to make sure that you pay for quality tea, and nothing more. Each canister includes a reusable bamboo tea infuser. The infuser is hand made from natural bamboo. We recommend using separate infuser’s for each type of tea because it will absorb the fragrance of the tea. Each container includes approximately thirty-five one-teaspoon servings. Some of our teas can be infused as many as 3-6 times. The weight of the tea ranges from 50-100 grams depending on volume.