One of China's best-known teas, Gunpowder, is produced in the Zhejiang Province in eastern China. This tea was originally rolled into pellets (resembling gunpowder) to help keep it fresh for as long as possible on the long journey across the oceans.
The olive-green pellets, when brewed, unfurl into a long green leaf, with a pale green cup and a distinctive vegetal aroma. This certified organic Gunpowder is light, smooth and non-astringent, with just a touch of earthiness.
Brew tea at 180º - steep for 2 minutes.
Gunpowder tea pairs well with recipes for fish and smoked meats, and is excellent in salad dressings, sauces and spice blends.
*sold by the ounce