SKU: TGC-I-2-2

Organic Gunpowder

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* Sample size is approximately 1/2 ounce (12-15 grams)

Tightly rolled leaves unfurl to reveal a full flavored gunpowder, which produces a light gold infusion with a hint of smoke. Suitable for everyday drinking and a perfect accompaniment to Chinese food.

Zhu cha (literally "pearl tea") is produced in Zhejiang. This late harvest tea is characteristically processed into small, tightly rolled balls which resemble gunpowder pellets. Production dates back to the Tang Dynasty. It isn't clear if the name originates from the appearance of the tea or the smoky flavor. The tea leaves are withered, steamed, rolled and dried. the rolling allows them to retain more of their flavor and aroma. This bold, full-bodied tea is also the base for Moroccan mint teas.

Steeping Instructions

Tea is highly personal and these instructions are only a starting point. Play with the parameters to find the perfect flavor for you.❦
Tea 2.5 grams per 6-ounce (175 mL) cup
Water 190°F (88°C)
Time 2 minutes 30 seconds