Green Gunpowder tea is one of the most popular green teas available and it is often used as the base to blend flavoured teas such as Moroccan Mint.
Although its name sounds threatening, the reason it is called ‘gunpowder’ is because the rolled leaf style resembles the pellets that used to be put into shotguns!
But be assured, there is nothing dangerous or lethal about the mild, astringent and slightly sweet beverage that the tea leaves produce. Healthy and lower in caffeine than black tea, it is a popular drink sometimes taken with meals.
Green Gunpowder tea produces a straw coloured infusion with a fresh and grassy aroma.