Review of Gunpowder Green Tea - Temple of Heaven

7 of 104 of 53 of 573 of 100
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This has been my go-to, everyday green tea for a while now. Not as good as others I've tried, but I always keep it on hand since it is readily available at the local grocery store.

On the box it is mentioned that this tea is sourced from a fair trade garden in China, so it does appear to be a genuine Chinese gunpowder. I have no idea of what region/district in China though. But I thought that worth mentioning.

I tend to steep first at 2 1/2 minutes, and for the second steep I go up to 3 1/2. I also use a fairly low temperature, 175 (F).

Nice amber color (that is it in my profile pic). Pleasant ever so slightly smoky aroma. Taste is ultra smooth with a hint of citrus. So very easily drinkable, which is why it's always in my tea chest, ready to drink at a moments notice :)

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Alex Zorach wrote:
on August 31st, 2015

I am also curious about the region of this one. I also thought it was really good, better than a lot of loose-leaf gunpowder teas I've tried. I just tweeted at Numi with RateTea so let's see if we get a response!

Monk wrote:
on August 31st, 2015

Cool definitely let me know if you hear back from Numi.
I really wish all brands would list exactly where each of their teas are grown, if for no other reasons than because it's just nice to know, and helps when comparing other teas of the same style.

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