Gunpowder

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Brand:Tanay
Style:Gunpowder Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Sri Lanka / Ceylon
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Gunpowder

This tea's info last updated: Jun. 8, 2017

Commercial Description

...the leaves are long, narrow and slightly plucked of dark green leaf color. The color of the brewed tea is of light green shade, the tea is soft in the finish.

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Reviewer pic50 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
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I always like to have a cheap gunpowder tea which I can drink as much as I like without worries. I buy 250 g or 500 g boxes from a Turkish shop, and they are incredibly cheap (this 250 g box was probably €2.25 or something). However, the brands change now and then.

This one was also incredibly cheap, but I don't like it quite as much. It's got the same dried plum aroma as Ruhuna OP from Simon Lévelt and it tastes similar, but in this one I don't like it so much. Especially when it's too strong I don't enjoy it at all, but luckily that doesn't happen too easily. The third infusion is still good, though.
So considering what I paid for it, I can't complain. This time I just didn't luck out as much as before.

One thing I find amusing is the preparation guideline on the package:
"1. Select any kind of pot or cup you like.
2. Rinse the brewing vessel with hot water then add the right amount of tea leaves.
3. Pour the right temperature of water over the tea leaves.
4. Wait for the leaves to infuse for the time listed above [3-5 min]. Adjust time depending on your taste, longer brews for a richer taste, shorter for a lighter taste."
Let's say it's... very difficult to do it 'wrong'. These may well be the vaguest instructions I've ever seen. Not that I disagree.
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