Formosa Gunpowder Green Tea - 50g
Cup Characteristics: A green tea with surprising body and captivating green tea taste - Low caffeine level
Legend has it that the name Gunpowder was given by a young English clerk who thought the tiny rolled green balls looked like gunpowder. The tea leaves are specially selected for quality, size and style. They are then rolled into tight nuggets.
Gunpowder tea keeps a lot longer than other green teas and is favored because of this characteristic. When the tea is made the tiny pellets jingle and tinkle in the bowl or cup. Boiling water causes them to open up like flowers and sink slowly to the bottom in graceful patterns, which add dimension of visual pleasure to tea drinking.
This gunpowder produces a reasonable strong dark-green brew with a memorable fragrance, a slightly bitter but not unpleasent flavor and a long lasting finish. Gunpowder is more dense than other teas so one or two teaspoons for a teapot is all that is required.