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Last Updated: Mar. 12, 2014 

About Gunpowder Green Tea

Loose-leaf green tea with tightly rolled leaves, olive green in colorLoose-Leaf Gunpowder Green Tea, Photo © André Helbig, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Gunpowder tea, Chinese zhu cha(珠茶) usually refers to a style of green tea rolled into small round pellets; the name references the fact that the pellets resemble gunpowder pellets. Gunpowder tea often has a strongly smoky aroma, although some varieties of this tea have little or no smokiness in the aroma.

Gunpowder tea is also produced in Taiwan, where it is sometimes called Formosa gunpowder, and in Sri Lanka, where it can be called Ceylon gunpowder.

Occasionally, other teas are rolled into pellets in a similar way. Black gunpowder is one such style of tea, although it is much less common. Generally "gunpowder tea" refers to the smokey green tea. Many oolong teas are also rolled into pellets similarly, although they rarely bear the name "gunpowder".

Gunpowder tea originated in Zhejiang province in China, but it is now produced elsewhere as well. Gunpowder tea is generally inexpensive, and even many of the high-quality gunpowder teas tend to be very reasonably priced.

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75 / 100
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Gunpowder Green Tea from Twinings

Style: Gunpowder Green Tea – Region: ?????
Apr. 2nd, 2020

This is one of the best green teas I ever had. Rich flavour, very decent aroma. No bad pre- or aftertaste. I couldn't stop drinking this tea until I had finished the box. Highly recommended!

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40 / 100
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Organic Gunpowder from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Gunpowder Green Tea – Region: China
Feb. 13th, 2019

Fairly bland Chinese dark green tea. Being organic is not always enough, apparently.

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75 / 100
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A good inexpensive Chinese green. Fairly sharp and peppery on the palate. The earthy, leafy aroma is quite nice. You could certainly do worse at this price.

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82 / 100
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This tea has a mild roasty and vegetal aroma which I enjoy. The flavor is pretty good and also has a kind of roasted quality to it. I enjoy this green tea because it is very smooth and is definitely less astringent than many other green teas I’ve had. It still does have a slight astringent aftertaste in my throat but...

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44 / 100
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This is one of the cheapest loose leaf teas I've ever seen, so I'm trying not to judge it to harshly, but it's just not very good. It's smoky, of course, but not too much if the temperature isn't too high. The overall flavor is vegetal, tasting like cooked carrots and green beans to me. It's pretty sour and astringent,...

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Gunpowder Green Tea - Temple of Heaven

Brand:Numi Organic Tea
Style:Gunpowder Green Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
70
11 Ratings
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Special Gunpowder

Brand:Temple of Heaven
Style:Gunpowder Green Tea
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Gunpowder Green Tea (Loose)

Brand:Pure Leaf
Style:Gunpowder Green Tea
Region:Indonesia
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Gunpowder

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Gunpowder Green Tea
Region:Zhejiang, China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Chinese Gunpowder

Brand:Infuze
Style:Gunpowder Green Tea
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Gunpowder Green Tea

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Gunpowder Green Tea - Temple of Heaven

Brand:Numi Organic Tea
Style:Gunpowder Green Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
70
11 Ratings

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