Gunpowder Green

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A blast from the past! This production method, which has been employed since the Tang dynasty, produces tightly rolled, olive-colored tea leaves that resemble gunpowder pellets.

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  • 1 tsp per 8 oz of water, 175°F, 3 min

    • This Chinese classic, as old as the Tang Dynasty (618-907), was a favorite of 19th century Americans
    • This green tea is more full-bodied than many other Chinese green teas
    • The slight smokiness in the tea holds up to fiery Chinese fare such as Szechuan and Hunan
    • Also pairs well with brie or gouda cheeses
    • “If a Civil War soldier was lucky enough to have tea in his pack, it was probably gunpowder green tea” — Bruce Richardson, Tea Master of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum & renowned tea author
    • Any green or vegetable salad
    • Lightly steamed green beans, asparagus or edamame
    • Chinese chicken, pork or fish wok dishes with vegetables
    • Chinese dumplings or noodle dishes
    • Gruyere cheese
    • Sweeter, milk chocolate desserts
  • China green tea: 100%

  • Dragon Well, Green Needle, Green Dragon

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