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.
We are happy to say we are now able to dispatch orders on a daily basis from Monday to Friday. If your order is received before midnight, it should go out to you the next day using the Royal Mail First Class or DPD next day courier service depending on the weight of the parcel. If you place an order over the weekend, it will be packed and dispatched when the Roastery re-opens on a Monday.
If you have selected the Local Pickup option, this will be available the next day from our Roastery premises in Armley and this site is strictly staffed between Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.
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/is ready to collect.
Collection Address: Unit 10, 280 Tong Road, LS12 3BG