||永合豐 雀石茗茶WHF Twin Birds
||骆驼珠茶 Camel GunPowder Green tea
||炒青绿茶 Green Tea
Round and tightly knotted, rich fragrance
Bright green and slightly yellow, the bottom of the leaf is soft and stretchable, durable and resistant to foaming
Store in airtight, opaque packaging; in cool, dry place
Gunpowder is a Chinese green tea with leaves tightly rolled into little pellets. Chinese word for this tea is zhu cha – or pearl tea. In western countries it’s always called Gunpowder, also because of the leaf shape. It’s believed that Gunpowder first appeared during Tang Dynasty, more than 1000 years ago, making it one of the oldest green tea types in the world and one of the first green teas exported from China. Nowadays, Gunpowder is one of the first green teas tea drinkers try. As the drinking preferences changed over time, this green tea is now more often replaced by much lighter and delicate teas. However, it’s still irreplaceable in some cultures.
You may be able to tell if your tea has more or less caffeine by looking at how green and small the pellets are. Smaller pellets may indicate fresher younger leaves, while darker bigger pellets are usually made from more mature leaves that have less caffeine.
|| Chinese Gaiwan
||8.8oz / 250ml
||3.8oz / 110ml
||185℉ / 85℃
||185℉ / 85℃
|| 2 Teaspoon / 2 g
|| 3 - 5 mins
||3 steeps: rinse, 30s, 60s, 90s