Gunpowder (Huo Yao Cha)
Ours is a tightly rolled, deep-green leaf with a strong aroma yet without the harshness found in lesser grades. Made in Anhui Province, this organic Gunpowder has body, producing a dark green cup with a slightly pungent and, if steeped long, plenty of astringent flavor. This tea offers plenty of mouth feel and will refresh.
Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.
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The leaf we selected is a little larger, offers more "taste" than the pinhead style.
Posted by Erik Joski on 15th May 2017
Being one of the lowest price teas I wasn't sure how good it would be. It's actually really good quality for the price. The skill in brewing will greatly affect the flavor. To many leaves and it's too bitter, too few leaves and you don't get the nice roasted flavor. Brewed right it's not bitter and has a nice roasted flavor. It also is excellent served cold.