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Gunpowder - Zhu Cha

Loosely rolled, lightly pungent.
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Item Number:
G-GGT-1E-O-2
Type:
Green
Province:
Zhejiang
Pinyin:
Huǒ yào 火药
Caffeine Level:
Medium
Organic:
Yes
Main Flavor Profile:
Full-bodied
Packaging:
Loose leaf

This lot of organic Gunpowder is a loosely-rolled with a bright, green-side leaf. Made with the same harvest period leaves as used for tightly rolled Pinhead and medium rolled versions, this lot uses a larger leaf and is processed in a more “loose” style which brings forth a milder aroma and flavor. Made in Anhui Province, this Gunpowder has body; producing a dark green cup with a slightly pungent and, if steeped long, an increasingly astringent flavor.

Lot Notes
Its' loose roll appearance is unusual and notable. The taste it offers as a result is a bit less pungent than standard Gunpowder and arguably smoother in flavor. It offers a refreshing cup.

Tasting Notes
This lot will taste smoother, less strong and a bit less pungent than most Gunpowder. The natural astringency of this tea is low.

Brewing Suggestions
A level teaspoon or 3 grams of leaf is a good amount for 8 ounces of water.  Use water at 185-195 F., steeping the leaves for 2-3 minutes. A shorter steep time will keep the natural astringency of this green lower. The leaves will steep 2-3 times.

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