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Gunpowder green tea is a very famous tea, inside and outside of China. Gunpowder is widely consumed throughout the Middle East, often blended with fresh mint and sugar. In China, this tea is called Green Pearl tea; the tight roll of the leaves helps retain flavor and aroma for much longer than many other greens. A delicate shine on the pellets indicate the tea is quite fresh. 

Our Gunpowder green is a classic green tea from Zhejiang province, China, where this tea was originally created and still where the best Gunpowder teas are found. As the name implies, Gunpowder tea is made up of leaves hand-rolled into tiny pellets.To create the distinctive appearance of gunpowder,the leaves are withered,then steamed and rolled into small pellets. The pellets are rolled tightly and carefully to prevent breaking the veins in the leaves. The pellets are then dried. These resemble gunpowder, and give this tea its distinct name. A full-bodied cup with a hint of smokiness and a smooth mouthfeel. Blend Gunpowder tea with mint to create the famous 'Moroccan Mint' tea.