Gunpowder “AAA” Superior Grade
$4.00 – $64.00
Known also as “Pearl Tea” because the leaves are rolled into small pellets. These small pellets gradually unfurl during steeping and produce a strong tasting, dark green tea, with a slight sweet undertone and a dry after taste.
China is famous for its “Ten Thousand Teas”, a poetic number to suggest the abundance of teas produced in China, the majority of which are green. Green tea is consumed throughout the day in China; enjoyed as a social beverage, appreciated as a source of health and offered to guests as a sign of respect.
China green teas are traditionally pan-fried, which prevents the leaves from oxidizing (usually called fermenting), which occurs during the production of black teas. Chinese green teas are known for their subtle and complex flavours and refreshing aromas. They are rich in Vitamin C and generally smoother than black or other green teas. Unlike black teas they can be infused 3-4 times by adding 1 minute to each steeping.
50g / 1.77oz, 100g / 3.53oz, 250g / 8.82oz, 500g / 1.1LB, 1Kg / 2.2LB