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Gunpowder Tea is made of hand-rolled “pearl tea” with a distinctive oak taste, famously named because of the pellet shape of the rolled leaves “burst” open when infused yielding a cup that has a distinctive sweet flavor
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Steeping Guidelines

Steep for 2-4 minutes, 175°F

For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.


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Caffeine Level

Moderate Caffeine
Moderate Caffeine


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China Gunpowder
From the Zhejiang province in China

Did You Know?

The Chinese refer to gunpowder tea as "bead tea" or "pearl tea." It is believed that the English name for this tea came from the type of gunpowder used in cannons, which usually came as small round pellets.

More Info

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’.

Tasting notes:

  • Flavor: slightly sweet and smoky
  • Aroma: fresh leaves
  • Color: golden-yellow, clear
  • Strength: medium-bodied

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