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Organic Gunpowder Green Tea from Simple Loose Leaf


Organic-Gunpowder-GreenTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Simple Loose Leaf

Tea Description:

Named for its shape, Gunpowder is one of the most popular teas throughout Asia. Our harvesters use a special rolling technique to craft these shiny, compact nuggets of tea out of the freshest, sweetest leaves. The result is immaculately clean, translucent liquor with a smooth, round taste followed by the subtle aftertaste of fresh green leaves.

Organic Chinese Gunpowder Green Tea

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Taster’s Review:


And since it is St. Patrick’s Day, what better tea to celebrate with than a green tea?  Specifically, this Organic Gunpowder Green Tea from Simple Loose Leaf!

And this is a really good quality Gunpowder Green!  I love that it’s an organic tea.  The more I’m trying organic teas, the more I’m starting to notice a slight difference in flavor in the organic teas versus the conventionally grown teas.  Maybe it’s all in my head, but … I think I do notice a slight difference.

For the record, I did at one time do a side by side comparison of an organically grown rooibos versus a conventionally grown rooibos, and the organic rooibos did taste better.  Now, that’s not saying that it is true of camellia sinensis leaves.  I just noticed a difference in the taste of the rooibos.

Anyway, let’s get back to this Gunpowder Green.  It has a pleasant, smooth texture to it.  I want to call it “brothy” because it reminds me a bit of the mouthfeel I’d experience if I were sipping a vegetable broth.  Sort of thick and silky.  But I’d much rather be sipping on this over a vegetable broth!

It does have a vegetative tone to it, though.  It tastes of lima beans, only sweeter!  There is a light buttery note to this as well as a toasted nut flavor.  It has a nice complexity and a well-rounded flavor.  Unlike some Gunpowder teas, I don’t taste the slight “smokiness” that I sometimes taste.  This tastes cleaner … fresher!

One of the better Gunpowder Green teas I’ve tasted!

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