Organic Gunpowder Loose Leaf

Mellow, bittersweet, and nutty, our Gunpowder tea just hints at distant smoke with every sip.
$7.95 / 4 oz. pkg.
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  • Flavor Notes
    Bittersweet, with a slightly smoky character
  • Tea Type
    Green
  • Caffeine level
    Light
  • Origin
    China
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Sku ID #509195

Caffeine Level

Organic Gunpowder Loose Leaf
No Caffeine
Light Caffeine
Caffeine

Steeping methods

  • 1 tsp (2g)/8oz
  • 200 ℉
  • 3 Minutes

Ingredients

Organic green tea leaves

How It Tastes

Our Organic Gunpowder tea is an unusual and specially processed tea.  After a long period of pan-rolling, the leaves are sorted extensively for size, shape, and density, ensuring a uniform look and focused cup character.  Finally, the leaves are tumble-baked at low temperature to remove the harsher smoky notes that are typical of the category.  The result is a smoother and sweeter Gunpowder with all the boldness and strength of this classic green tea.

History

Gunpowder tea gets its name from the characteristics of the leaves, which are rolled into small, greyish-green pellets which reminded the early British mariners of old-fashioned gunpowder. The smallest, most tightly rolled leaves of the top grades have much more flavor than the more irregular, open roll of the lower grades. Gunpowder is a highly processed tea, with long periods of rolling followed by extensive grading for size, shape and density.

Certifications

Sourcing the best

The whole leaf. The whole flavor.

Our teas showcase larger, bolder tea leaves that are never broken, torn, or crushed, giving you a complex, nuanced taste that you can't find anywhere else.

Quality Process

  • Sourcing the best ingredients

    All of our teas are sourced exclusively from small-scale farmers and smaller agricultural models.

  • Unique blending process

    Each ingredient is brought to our California HQ where it goes through intensive flavor testing and quality assurance.

  • Packaged for freshness

    The tea is then carefully wrapped in one of our signature, hand-stitched tea pouches for maximal freshness.

  • Delivered to your doorstep

    Your tea order is then custom packaged and delivered right to your door.

Reviews (1)
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Amanda from San Diego, CA on 3/16/2017. Drinking Peet's since 2010.

I used to buy this tea, then went to Twinnings loose leaf because of price and ease of buying. Twinnings isn't offered near me anymore. When I bought this product again, I compared the contents. Twinnings had A LOT of twigs in with the tea leaves, this brand was just rolled up tea leaves. Cheaper seems to equal tea tree twigs.