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Last Updated: Dec. 17, 2011 

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Tightly Rolled Black Tea Leaves
Black Gunpowder
from Upton Tea
Black gunpowder is a style of black tea that has been tightly rolled into round pellets and has a grayish color. Normally, "gunpowder tea" refers to gunpowder green tea. The black style of tea is less common. Unlike its green cousin, it does not have a smoky aroma.

The only thing that the two teas have in common is that they tend to be produced in China and that they are rolled into a similar shape. Many oolongs are also rolled into a similar shape, but these teas are usually not referred to as "gunpowder", in part because their colors tend to range through greens and deep browns.

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Black Gunpowder (z) from De Theefabriek

Style: Black Gunpowder – Region: Fujian, China
Oct. 19th, 2017

The dry leaves are a lovely dull brown colour. I just really like the look of them.

I'm having slightly mixed feelings. It is flowery as advertised, but it's also a bit "dull" in a way that cheap teabags often are. Maybe I used too much tea or let it steep for too long. Or maybe too many leaves and not steeped long ...

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Black Gunpowder (z)

Brand:De Theefabriek
Style:Black Gunpowder
Region:Fujian, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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