Why is This Tea Called Gunpowder?

The name Gunpowder was given in the 19th century when a British clerk noticed that the tightly rolled tea leaves resembled pelleted gunpowder for cannons. This helped to preserve freshness and made it a very compact package for transportation. 

Gunpowder tea is a very common tea in China since 7th century.  gunpowder tea from culinaryteas

This tea is produced like green tea but after the steaming process the tea is tightly rolled into what appears to be pellets.

Gunpowder is a more concentrated beverage than any other green tea variety. Use only  1/2 teaspoon per cup and save money.The expansion of the leaf after infusion is remarkable.

The leaves will open up and the olive-colored drink will surprise you with its sweet, slightly pungent flavor, subtle smoky notes, and lemony aftertaste. 

In our collection we have great selection of  Gunpowder teas from China and Sri Lanka

Superior Gunpowder has a surprising body and captivating green tea taste with a hint of oakiness.

Osprey Gunpowder Organic  is a classic top quality gunpowder, slightly vegetative but refreshing and clean.

Royal Ceylon Gunpowder Green Tea has full body with an intriguing hint of smokiness

Formosa Gunpowder Tea slightly grassy typical green tea character in the cup.

This tea is known for stimulating mental focus, helping to get things done  and enhancing physical energy plus all of the benefits of green teas!


Elena Volkova
Elena Volkova