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Green Gunpowder Tea

Green Gunpowder Tea

Gunpowder tea, which called "Zhucha" in Pinyin, also known as "pearl" tea in China. Gunpowder tea is so-called because it is rolled into small balls resembling gunpowder pellets. Gunpowder tea is one of the main Chinese green teas for export. The main China producing area of gunpowder tea is Zhejiang province.This is a stronger green tea from China with a distinctive nutty / oak taste. It makes a darker green color tea.

Legend has it that the name Gunpowder was given by an 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 very small tight nuggets. Gunpowder tea keeps a lot longer than other green teas and is favored because of this characteristic. Chinese exporters recommend gunpowder for iced tea flavored with lemon and sugar. Gunpowder tea is also very popular in Morocco where the leaves are boiled and mint and sugar are added. Gunpowder is more dense than other teas so if you are making a teapot full you only require one or two teaspoons for a teapot. Brew for 2-4 minutes.

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