Gunpowder - Zhu Cha

Regular price $6.50

Style:  Green

Origin: Zhejiang Province, China

Description: During processing, the tea leaves are rolled into tight spheres said to resemble pellets of gunpowder. Processed by hand in the traditional fashion, this tea offers a refreshing, slightly roasted taste, and steeps to a yellow jade. Enjoy the tea as is or mix it with some fresh mint from your garden for a tasty green tea alternative in the Moroccan tradition.

Tasting Notes: The cup begins with a fresh and sweet aroma, almost floral, translating to the palate of the early steep. A more robust grassy taste and a high-note astringency develops as the rolled tea leaves slowly unfurl, maintaining the floral notes in the linger.

Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 90ºC water. Steep 3 minutes.


Tea cultivation and processing originated in China about 5,000 years ago, and while they carry on a rich and ancient tradition of producing high-quality teas of all styles, their green varieties are truly beyond comparison. The flavour profiles, aromas, and processing techniques from each tea-growing region vary tremendously. Some become silky and smooth, while some become powerful and astringent. Whether for casual daily drinking, or for special moments of ceremony and contemplation, Chinese green teas truly nurture the soul.
The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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