DetailsCountry of Origin: China
Region: Zhejiang Province
Grade: Pinhead Gunpowder
Manufacture Type: Steamed green tea
Cup Characteristics: A green tea with surprising body and captivating almost nutty green tea taste.
Infusion: Medium green with golden notes
Ingredients: Premium green tea
The leaves for Pinhead Gunpowder are only plucked during April and May when the quality of the green leaf is at it's highest. The leaves are steamed and tightly rolled in a time-honored process. This gunpowder produces a reasonably strong dark-green brew with a memorable fragrance, a slightly bitter but not unpleasant flavor and a long lasting finish. Gunpowder is more dense than other teas so if you are making a teapot full you only require one or two teaspoons for a teapot.
Chinese researchers have found that gunpowder tea is high in fluoride and known to reduce cavities. They say that a human body requires 1-2 milligrams of fluoride a day. Ten grams of gunpowder tea (enough to make 3 cups of strong tea) can supply this amount.