GREEN GUNPOWDER – tin 35g – Organic Green Tea
This rolled Chinese Green Tea has been prepared in a traditional way with the typical, subtle, smoky, but bold and spicy flavor as a result. This tea is organic, healthy, and stimulates digestion.
Most teas from our tea range have been named after a region, memory, or event from the life of Yeh Tea’s owner and founder Hsiu-Li Yeh. But this tea carries a name that refers to the appearance of the tea. Gunpowder tea (in simplified Chinese: 珠茶) literally means ‘pearl tea’. This tea dates back to the Tang dynasty (618-907 A.D.). The tea leaves have been wilted, steamed, rolled, and subsequently dried. In the past, this tea was rolled by hand leaf by leaf. Nowadays this is usually done by machine. This rolling technique ensures that the leaves are less damaged in the process and that the aroma is retained.
The individually rolled tea will ‘explode’ in the hot water and expand to full leaves. It’s a feast for the eye. But, love goes through the mouth as well. This tea lends itself perfectly for Moroccan Mint Tea. Add mint and sweetener and voilà! Pair this tea with Mediterranean cuisine. Drink it with a chicken, lemon, and date tajine or a wrap with hummus and grilled vegetables. Yummy!
Green tea*. *from organic cultivation.
Packaging and Design
The product is available in two types of packaging: an aluminum box and a Kraft paper bag.
Measurements tin/box øbxh: ø8.5cm x 2.8cm.
Measurements Kraft paper bag lxbxh: 10cm x 3cm x 20cm.
YEH TEA EXPERIENCE
The aroma profile is herby and lightly smoky. It is
a bold refreshing tea with balsamic notes
and nice green earthy notes. A perfect
balance of sweet and smoky flavors.
The dry leaves are a compound of pinhead
pellets that resemble gunpowder. The leaves or
pearls are wilted, steamed, rolled and
dried to stay fresh longer.
Once brewed the taste is vegetal and
smoky but lighter than its aroma. Its
subtle astringency makes it a perfect
The brew appears of a cloudy golden green.
Once poured in hot water, the leaves ‘explode’
and grow into a full leave. It is a pleasure for
the eyes and the soul.