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temps d'infusion

Infusion time
2-3 min

température d'infusion


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Time of day
All day long


12-15g / L


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Gunpowder tea: the pearl of tea from China

Produced in the province of Zhejiang, organic Gunpowder tea is native to eastern China. In reference to its tightly rolled leaves, the Chinese called it "pearls of tea" while the English called it "gunpowder tea". When infused, the Gunpowder leaves offer anamber, astringent liquor with a full-bodied and slightly bittertaste . Our organic Gunpowder is drunk plain or with fresh mint leaves.

The benefits and virtues of Gunpowder tea

Like all green teas, organic Gunpowder is rich in polyphenols, which makes it an excellent health ally withantioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. It promotes the prevention of cardiovascular disease through its effect on certain liver disorders and bad cholesterol. It plays a beneficial role on the renal circulation and the elimination of toxins. Like many varieties of coffee, black tea and green tea, organic Gunpowder contains caffeine, which is sought after for its beneficial effect on the nervous system and brain.

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How to prepare Gunpowder tea?

The preparation of organic Gunpowder is similar to that of all other varieties of green teas. Unlike black teas, the water must be simmering and not boiling. This tea, particularly appreciated for its astringency, can be rinsed before infusion to reduce its bitter taste.

How much Gunpowder tea?

Count 12 to 15 grams of organic Gunpowder leaves for 1 liter of water. The weight for a standard cup is about 3 grams, or 1 teaspoon.

What is the ideal brewing temperature for Gunpowder tea?

Some infusions require very hot water. This is particularly true for black teas. The infusion of green teas such as the organic Gunpowder requires water at 80°C. After 2 to 3 minutes, the leaves are fully unfolded. The Gunpowder is then ready to be enjoyed. Before brewing, do not hesitate to scald your accessories, teapot and cup.

When to drink Gunpowder tea?

Plain or infused with fresh mint leaves, Gunpowder organic green tea can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Served chilled, organic Gunpowder can be used to make iced teas with the refreshing taste of herbs like mint or fruits like orange or lemon.

The benefits of Gunpowder tea

At Thés & Traditions, our organic Gunpowder green tea is offered in bulk. Its packaging in a zipped bag or box is a guarantee of quality and freshness. Unlike teas in individual bags, loose teas are only made of whole leaves guaranteeing an inimitable taste to the infusion.

Why buy your Gunpowder tea on Thés & Traditions?

All our organic products, green, black, white, flavored or natural teas, rooibos and herbal teas are organically grown. On Thés & Traditions, you benefit from a free delivery from 45 euros of purchase. Consult our list and let yourself be seduced by our large choice of organic teas in stock. Do not hesitate to leave your evaluation in our customer review section.

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