Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Culinary Teas
Superior Gunpowder tea has a greenish, full bodied, delectable bakey character with a hint of smokiness. The expansion of the leaf after infusion is remarkable. This tea will keep for a very long time due to the tight roll.
My earliest experiences with gunpowder green tea were not positive. But that really was not the tea’s fault – it was mine. I used water that was too hot for the delicate green tea leaves, and as a result the liquor was bitter and not suitable to drink.
Since that time, I’ve learned how to brew green tea, and as I sit here, sipping on this Superior Gunpowder from Culinary Teas, I can’t help but feel a little sad at how dreadful I treated those gunpowder teas in the past. Such a delightful tea, it really didn’t deserve such harsh treatment!
This is really quite divine! The flavor is toasty with a delicious nutty flavor in the foreground. There is a hint of smokiness in the background which is quite complimentary to the roasty-toasty flavor. Some light vegetative notes round out the flavor of this cup.
I’m currently sipping my second infusion of this tea, and I think I prefer the second to the first. It is sweeter and tastes a bit more even-toned and balanced than the first infusion, although both were quite lovely. These leaves could even handle a third infusion!
An excellent gunpowder, this Superior Gunpowder from Culinary Teas. It gets top marks!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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