Gunpowder 'Temple of Heaven'
Usually, tea leaves are rolled lengthways to form a long, narrow crescent but for gunpowder, the leaves are carefully rolled into a ball/pellet instead. They looked a bit like gunpowder when the tea was introduced to Europeans, hence the name.
The Chinese name for the same tea is 'Temple of Haven' which shows some cultural differences.
Most of the Gunpowder is exported to the Northern African countries where it is used to make their traditional mint tea (for more info see our Moroccan Mint).
Gunpowder is one of the stronger green teas from China. The infusion has a yellow colour with a fine bitter, dry, slightly smoky and fresh character.
100g (default, makes 50-75 cups), also available in 250g, 500g or in our 100g wooden tea chest, please select below.
Health properties:- full of antioxidants which can prevent heart disease, stroke and can be anti-carcinogenic
- helps lowering cholesterol
- contains vitamin C
- strong antiviral capability
- improves concentration + alertness (caffeine)
- has a diuretic effect
- contains fluorine which helps to prevents tooth decay and gum disease
|Ingredients||70°-80°C, 1/2 - 1 tea spoon/cup, 2-3 minutes, 2-3 infusions|