The name of this classic tea from Jiangxi province in China translates to “precious eyebrow”, due to the unique “eyebrow” shape of Chunmee’s pan-fired leaf. The tea leaves are a shiny, grey-green with a smoky or dusty appearance and produce a lovely, astringent yellow liquor and a gentle aroma often compared to plums. It has a pleasant vegetal briskness, and one may detect a hint of smokiness which Chinese teas of this style often retain from the pan firing of the leaf. One may even experience a hint of spiciness.
Gunpowder green tea is believed to have been produced for over 1000 years and was named by the British due to the leaf’s resemblance to the gunpowder pellets used in their cannons. Gunpowder green has a strong and lightly smokey vegetal taste and dry, astringent finish. It makes a refreshing afternoon tea, and it may store longer than other greens because of its compressed shape.
This wonderful organic Lapsang has the delicious oak and pine fire aroma and taste desirable in this traditional Chinese scented black tea. A great choice if you enjoy bold and smokey black tea, or awesome as a culinary tea to infuse into dips and spice rubs.
The taste will transport you to the vibrant markets of North Africa! Our Moroccan Mint tea is hand-blended in the traditional Marrakesh style with premium Gunpowder green tea and mint. We combine both spearmint and peppermint in our blend to create a smoother mint flavour and aroma. Chinese Gunpowder green tea provides a subtle sweetness that balances the sharpness of the mint for a perfect combination.