Gunpowder Green Tea
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Gunpowder Green Tea

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This classic Chinese tea is one of the world's best-known rolled green teas. Bold roasted green tea aroma and flavor. This tea received its name after buyers for the Dutch East India in China thought the rolled leaves looked like gunpowder in the 1600s.
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This is pinhead grade gunpowder, one of the world's best-known China green teas. This hand-rolled leaf appears as small grey-green pellets, which brew a pale, bright green liquor with a delicate, yet fired flavor.  This historic tea would have been found in 19th-century general stores across America. Also available as our American Civil War Green Tea.

Steep like a tea professional and never use boiling water on green tea. 165-175F is the optimal temperature.


Green tea contains substances called polyphenols, which scientists think contribute to its anticancer activity. Laboratory studies of one polyphenol, catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), show that it may interfere with several processes involved in cell replication, causing tumor cell death. It also might slow the formation of blood vessels around tumors.

Epigallocatechin (ECG), another polyphenol, stops leukemic cells from multiplying in laboratory studies. As an antioxidant, green tea may repair cell damage, but whether it can prevent cancer is uncertain. It is also unknown how it might help protect the heart, but it reduces LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and increases HDL (“good”) cholesterol.

Tannins present in green tea generally have antibacterial properties.

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Enjoyable for cheap
Durdell Hensdadt (South Windsor, CT) 8/22/2018 1:29 PM
One of those rare green teas that's enjoyable for cheap
Four States
Bea (United States) 8/22/2018 1:27 PM
Good tea.