The origin of gunpowder green tea
Gunpowder green tea can be made with green tea, black tea, white tea or oolong tea. However, gunpowder made from green tea leaves is by far the most popular gunpowder. Like any, the oxidation period of gunpowder stops soon after it reaches the factory, but unlike regular green tea, it is rolled into small round particles.
It is said that the name of gunpowder green tea is derived from the shape of tea, which is said to be similar to the shot in a gun. But this is only a theory. Once again, no one knows for sure.
Another theory is that the name comes from "fresh brew" in Mandarin. In the correct dialect, the phrase "freshly brewed" sounds like the English word "gunpowder."
There is another theory, one theory that it is named after the sound it produces when it is brewed. For some people, when hot water is poured on it, the gunpowder green tea will make a "cracking sound", which is also the cracking sound made by a rifle.
Historians believe that gunpowder green tea was "invented" at the same time as ordinary green tea, and it originated in Zhejiang Province, China. Today, it is also produced in Guangdong, Anhui, Hunan and Fujian provinces.
There is also Taiwan gunpowder green tea, and the more famous Formosa gunpowder.
Until 1900, China's gunpowder green tea accounted for 60% of the total US tea imports. Well, it is likely that there were many of those 342 boxes dumped in Boston Harbor in 1773.
Gunpowder green tea has a bold taste and occasionally smoky. Like ordinary green tea, gunpowder green tea is composed of a unique grassy flavor and a rich and refreshing aftertaste.