Gunpowder Green Tea

Gunpowder Green Tea (or “pearl tea”) is one of the oldest types of Loose Chinese Green Tea. This tea originates from the Zhejiang province in China. The production technique for this type of tea is one of the oldest one in China. This technique dates back to the Tang Dynasty (7th – 9th century AD). The four most important steps in the production technique for this tea include withering, steaming, rolling and drying tea leaves.

The most interesting step in the production of Gunpowder Green Tea is the rolling technique.  The method involves rolling tea leaves in so-called “pearls”, hence its name that translates from Chinese as “pearl tea”. This method of rolling usually applies to dry green tea leaves. However, sometimes this technique is used for Loose Oolong Tea too.

You might wonder why this tea is called ‘gunpowder’ in English-speaking countries, although it translates as ‘pearl tea’ from Chinese. It is because its leaves are rolled in a shape that looks like gunpowder. What is more, its slightly greyish colour also creates this association. 

We have 2 types of Gunpowder Green tea

Gunpowder Green Tea 

As mentioned above, Gunpowder Green Tea is one of the oldest types of Loose Chinese Green Tea. Its longevity proves how much the Chinese love this tea type. Its production technique, is, indeed, very unusual. In addition, it does not look like any other tea. Therefore, not only is it the oldest type of Chinese Green tea, but also one of the most extraordinary ones.

Another fascinating detail about Gunpowder Green Tea is the fact that it is extremely beneficial for your health. Like many other Loose Leaf Green Tea types, Gunpowder Green Tea is quite rich in antioxidants. Therefore, it is good for cancer prevention. In addition, this tea type contains relatively low theine levels. So, it would be a good idea to have it at any time of the day, even in the evening. 

This tea type has a straw-coloured liquor, and a delicate, slightly bitter taste. If you feel like something original, you should try our Gunpowder Green Tea!

Organic Gunpowder Green Tea

As you can see from its name, this type of Gunpowder Green Tea has solely organic ingredients. Would you fancy trying one of the oldest, healthiest and most unusual types of Loose Chinese Green tea? Are you passionate about organic products? Then, our Organic Gunpowder Green Tea would be just right for you! Enjoy

In addition to Gunpowder Green Tea, we have quite a vast collection of Loose Chinese Green Tea! You will find the most famous types of Chinese tea there, including Loose Oolong Tea, as well as Loose Jasmine Tea

Finally, would you enjoy our Gunpowder Green tea, and spare the necessity to clean the teapot afterwards? Then discover our collection of Tea Accessories that will make things easier for you! 

Bedford tea delivers its finest loose leaf tea and accessories all over the UK. So, if you live in Britain and are fond of exceptional quality tea, you are most welcome to discover our wonderful collection of tea!