Black Gunpowder Black Pearls Chinese Black Tea Unusual Version Of A Traditional Tea Loose Leaf Hand Rolled.


  • Coming from the eastern part of the Chinese Province of Fujian, this unusual Gunpowder Tea is made from fermented (black) leaves instead of unfermented (green) leaves.
  • A carefully processed and hand rolled delicacy with a pleasantly fragrant, mild and yet still full-bodied taste with possibly just a hint of smokiness.
  • These delightful Gunpowder Black Pearls present a glistening anthracite colour.
  • The resulting infusion is medium dark, the bouquet aromatic and round.
  • Gunpowder tea production dates back to the Tang Dynasty 618 - 907. In Chinese, Gunpowder Tea is called zhū chá literally ‘Pearl Tea’.
  • Use boiling water and infuse for three minutes, adjusting for personal preference.
  • Because gunpowder tea is denser than other tea, less of it is required when brewing. I loved this tea, really enjoyable although Helen thought it lacked something, just goes to show you can’t please all the people all the time.
  • (Update: I chose this for Day 112 in my 'Year of Tea' and thought it was wonderful this time around - taste buds are peculiar things...H)
  • You will receive 75 grams of this tea for £5.00. Using two grams of this tea per cup you can make at least 37 cups, feel free to re-infuse. Each cup would cost less than fourteen pence.
  • At Gently Stirred every order is gift wrapped so if you're buying for a number of different people just add that information at checkout

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