Pure Green Tea
Gunpowder Green tea is hand-rolled into tightly curled balls and is often called pearl tea (Zhu Cha) in China. It has a fresh, earthy and slightly vegetal taste, and makes an excellent everyday green tea.
Fresh, green, earthy and slightly smoky
Gunpowder Green Tea
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Pure green tea
Our Pure Green Tea offers a full-bodied cup with a deep earthy flavour and a hint of smokiness and has a smooth feel in the mouth. The leaves are picked from larger leaves later in Spring and the tight roll of the leaves makes the leaves themselves more robust and helps the tea to retain flavour and aroma for much longer than for many other green teas. Its robustness combined with its compact size, it is one of the reasons for its huge popularity all over the world.
From the Hanzhou region of the beautiful, hilly province of Zhejiang on the East coast of China. This tightly rolled tea, Zhu Cha in Chinese, is called Gunpowder in English for its resemblance to gunpowder pellets. Gunpowder green tea is widely consumed throughout the Middle East, and is often drunk together with mint and sugar which is then usually referred to as Moroccan Mint.
Available loose leaf or in our XL bio teabags.
Packed in the UK at our Urban Tea Factory.
"Gunpowder is a really easy drinking green tea, so it is a perfect choice as our pure green tea. Because its rolled it is great either loose or in bags, and it comes from a beautiful garden in Zhejiang. Drink it as it comes, with sugar, lemon, mint, whatever you want really, its very versatile."
Allergy information: None of our teas contain any allergens, however some of our suppliers handle nuts (almond, hazelnut, peanut), gluten, milk, mustard, sesame, soya and sulphites