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Storm Handcrafted – Gunpowder Tea with Peppermint

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Description

This brew is really refreshing with typical bold green tea flavours mixed with the lively notes of peppermint.

 

Location: Pingshui, Zheijian, China

Brew Proportions: 3g of tea or 1 teaspoon to 250 mls of water

Brew Temperature: 80 degrees C

Infusion time:  3 minutes

 

This tea takes its name from the way the green tea leaves are rolled – the term ‘Gunpowder Tea’ references the small round pellets that are formed in the process. Production of this type of tea can be traced back to to the Tang Dynasty from 618 AD to 907 AD – these green tea leaves have been withered, then steamed, then rolled into pellets before being dried. The leaves are rolled as it is thought this process protects them from damage and helps to retain more flavour. The best Gunpowder teas should be hand rolled, though many are done so using machines.

 

Shiny, tightly rolled pellets are a sign of good quality Gunpowder tea, indicating that the tea is relatively fresh.

Delivery Details

We are usually able to dispatch orders received before midnight the next day – due to the current situation with Covid-19 please understand this may take up to 4-5 working days as we are now operating with a smaller team.

Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road, please note we are still operating social distancing so ring the doorbell when you arrive and we can pass your order through the door. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm. We are offering free shipping for orders above £20 🙂

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched.

We use the Royal Mail First Class service to post orders and have been notified they are experiencing delays of up to 7-10 working days – we promise it will be worth the wait but appreciate your patience during these crazy times!