Steep for 2-4 minutes, 175°F
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
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Tea type: Green tea
Origin: Zhejiang, China
Tea Forté Gunpowder tea is mainly grown in the Ningbo region situated in the Chinese Zhejiang Province. The leaf of this green tea is hand-rolled into little pellet-shaped balls to preserve the natural oils and retain their natural aroma. When immersed in (near) boiling water these green tea pellets ‘burst open’ and elicit a slightly sweet flavor and the pleasing vegetal quality from a quality gunpowder tea. The pellet-shaped balls resemble 18 th century gunpowder, hence their name. In China this particular green tea is also referred to as ‘Pearl Tea’.
- Flavor: slightly sweet and smoky
- Aroma: fresh leaves
- Color: golden-yellow, clear
- Strength: medium-bodied
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Customer Reviews (2) Write a review
Not too bitter and strong. Just right for the green tea lovers in the office and guests. I normally prefer Jasmine Tea, but my husband thinks that one was too bitter.
I ordered the box of 48 mostly because a favorite local restaurant (J.Marks, Pompano Beach FL) serves it. Loved the packaging with 4 sealed boxes of twelve as for giving out to family members. Loved that shipping was included. Next time, I may try Mango Peach as that sounds interesting. Lastly, I received the order very quickly. You can't go wrong.