China Gunpowder Green Tea

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Gunpowder tea is one of the most famous names in tea. This green tea from China, Zhejiang Province, is rolled into tight pellets. The pellets are a black/green in colour and resemble lead shot (hence the name gunpowder). 

The tea produces a dark green liquor with quite a strong nutty/oaked flavour, and is quite often fairly bitter. This can be refreshing, but the flavour can be enhanced by adding a very small amount of sugar.

One benefit of Gunpowder tea that it keeps very well because the leaves are tightly rolled. It also very economical with two teaspoons enough for a whole pot.

Gunpowder tea is often used in the Middle East and North Africa mixed with mint and large amounts of sugar. Chinese researchers have shown that Gunpowder tea is good for your teeth, with 3 cups of Gunpowder tea supplying an adults daily fluoride needs.

To brew: half a tea spoon per person, add boiling water just off the boil, brew for 3-4 minutes according to taste. Drink without milk, a little sugar will enhance the taste.

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