Quality Temple of Heaven China Green Tea Special Gunpowder
Temple of Heaven Brand is not only famous in China but also all over the world. Gunpowder Green Tea derives its name from the shape of its finished tea. The very dark green tea leaves have been rolled into little pellets which look like gunpowder to some connoisseurs. Meanwhile people call it Gunpowder because the tea is so well curled and tightened which looks like a small ball or pearl; when you put the tea into your hands, you feel it is heavy; when you pour boiling water into the tea, you can see all large tea leaves spreading out immediately just like explosion.
Good Gunpowder Tea uses older tea leaves unlike other varieties of green tea. Tea steeped from Gunpowder has a dark golden color, roasted or toasted taste with a strong aftertaste lingering in the front palette, and a strong roasted or toasted aroma. You can also judge the quality of Gunpowder Green by its appearance. The well tightened and curled tea looks like tiny pearl with dark-green shining color.
How to brew it? (from one customer's sugguestion)
I use this to make iced tea and hot tea. I'll use a teaspoon full for a cup, usually 6 oz, I'll use 3 Tbsp for half a gallon, so I'd use 6 Tbsp or or about 3 oz measure for a gallon. I don't actually drink it over ice so mine is less strong than how others make it, so go with about 2/3 to 3/4 cup to make yours, adjusting to taste.