The Tea Farm Gunpower tea is high quality and has small, tightly rolled pellets making it have a unique and fresh taste.
$3.00 – $37.30
Gunpowder tea is a form of Chinese tea in which the the leaves are rolled into pellets and when brewed the pellets unwound as it generates this golden yellowish liquid. Its English name comes from its resemblance to grains of gunpowder.
Gunpowder tea leaves are withered, steamed, rolled, and then dried. Rolling renders the leaves less susceptible to physical damage and breakage and allows them to retain more of their flavor and aroma. When buying gunpowder tea it is important to look for shiny pellets, which indicate that the tea is relatively fresh. Pellet size is also associated with quality, larger pellets being considered a mark of lower quality tea. The Tea Farm Gunpower tea is high quality and has small, tightly rolled pellets making it have a unique and fresh taste.