Gunpowder green tea is a particular variety of green tea from the Camellia sinensis plant that is prepared slightly differently and therefore has unique properties and health benefits. The leaves are rolled into tight, small pellets, resembling the old style of gunpowder pellets, which explains the name. This preparation allows the leaves to retain far more of their nutrients, including a slightly higher caffeine level than other green teas.
We enjoy keeping a gunpowder blend on hand for "under the weather" friends dropping in by engaging the attributes of astragalus, lapacho, cats claw, roasted orange peel, apple, cardamom, cinnamon, calendula and echinacea (sp.).
Steeping suggestion: 12.Oz. Spring water ~180*F to ~3.0g tea for ~3.0-4.0 mins.