A light, sweet, classic green tea that will dance across your palette, this Gunpowder tea has been created in the great, classic Chinese tradition. Enjoy the yellow-green liquor any time of day, but especially before meals or with mild food so its delicate aspects can be most appreciated.
This high quality green tea was given the name "Gunpowder" by a British East Indian agent in China, but the Chinese call it "Pearl tea".
In general, green tea comes from the same source as white, oolong, and Black tea; the tea bush known to botanists as Camellia sinensis. All teas are generally distinguished from each other by where they come from and how they are fermented.
In a traditional Gunpowder tea; full, tender young leaves are rolled into loose pellets while drying and explode into full green tea leaves when brewed. For this teabagged version, the same concept is employed, but with smaller leaf pieces so you can enjoy the full flavour and quality of a whole-leaf tea with the convenience of a teabag.
Compared with other green teas, Gunpowder green tea tends to have more flavour per leaf. It makes a great hot tea, and is even better iced.
It all starts with the herbs. Celebration Herbals is dedicated to bringing you the best tasting teas, grown and processed as close to "the way nature intended" as possible and never irradiated.
These herbs are grown and harvested with the highest standards of quality control. You can trust these new special designations - Certified Organic, Ethically Wildcrafted, and Pure Quality.
The art of tea has evolved to include many rites and rituals; here are just a few that can affect the taste of your tea:
- Good water is an essential part of brewing a great cup of tea. Using spring or filtered is recommended.
- Rinse your teapot and cup with hot water immediately before brewing your tea. By keeping the water temperature high while steeping, more of the subtle aspects of your tea will be extracted from the tea leaves. Also, your tea will brew more quickly and stay hot longer.
- Water temperature is critical. For this tea, heating your water until it is vigorously boiling, then letting it cool slightly before pouring over the teabag(s) is recommended.
- Use one teabag per cup of tea desired. Pour hot water over teabags, cover and steep, peeking & stirring occasionally.
- As a tea cools, you will notice that its taste changes dramatically. Be sure to experiment and you may find more character in a specific tea than you ever imagined.
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