|Green teas are known for grassy or vegetal flavors. They contain several B Vitamins and Vitamin C, amino acids and have one of the highest concentrations of catechins (a flavonoid with powerful antioxidant activity) among teas, second only to white teas.
Gunpowder Green Pearls tea is produced in Zhejiang Province of China and gets its name from the appearance of the tealeaves, which are withered, steamed and rolled into small pearl shaped balls and then dried. Although the individual leaves were formerly rolled by hand, today most gunpowder tea is rolled by machines. Rolling renders the leaves less susceptible to physical damage and breakage and allows them to retain more of their flavor and aroma. Know for its robust and hearty flavor, these Organic Gunpowder Green Pearls have a less "smoky" character than standard gunpowder. This tea is USDA and BCS Germany Certified Organic.
We recommend using glass-based or porcelain tea ware. Rinse teacup and teapot with hot water. Use about 1-2.5 teaspoons for every cup of water. Steep tealeaves in hot water at 158?F (70?c) to 176?F (80?c) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.
If you find that your tea tastes bitter and requires milk, sugar, or lemon to counteract the bitterness, we recommend adjusting with shorter steeping times, lower temperature water, or fewer tealeaves.
Water for Tea: Cold, clear, pure water is recommended and tap water, especially hard water, is to be avoided. Fresh spring water is ideal. Filtered water is also desirable. Hard water or strong tasting water will obliterate even the most delicious tea.