China Gunpowder Organic Green Tea

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Cut Grass, Smoke
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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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A low-priced Gunpowder is one of the most popular teas in China. However, this organic variety is largely exported as the world-wide demand significantly exceeds the domestic one. The typical Gunpowder form is created by wetting the leaves a few times during the short roasting period, which slows down the drying process and results in a curling of the leaves. The organic version, which is high in caffeine content can also be infused more than once which will reduce the slightly tangy character.

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Part of a sampler I received, and tried this morning for the first time. Several steeps from the same leaves produce the typical golden hue and very light aroma found in gunpowder green. Slight grassy flavor with second steep producing more tones of light smoke and copper. I am not usually a big fan of this type of tea, but found myself watching the tea pellets unfurl and dance in the pot, and finished 4 cups before I even realized it!

This type of tea is essential in the Maghreb where it is used in the preparation of North African Mint tea (Berber Tea Ritual). This inexpensive gunpowder green would be a good candidate for this purpose.

Flavors: Cut Grass, Smoke

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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A nice tea. Really exactly what the description says. It is a low-priced Gunpowder, and it is exactly that. If you want something with complex undertones and such I would recommend you try something else.

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