The name 'gunpowder' comes from the shape of these green tea leaves when they've been rolled - tightly wrapped little pellets. We like to think it also refers to the tiny explosion that happens on your taste-buds with every sip.
Fresh and full of flavour, a cup of gunpowder green tea will brighten up even the greyest of afternoons. This gift tin of Gunpowder Green tea is normally only available in our international markets
£4.00 for 100g tin loose tea
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- More about Green Tea
"Exclusive in the UK to Twinings Direct"
We believe that how you make your tea is as important as the tea you use, so here are our tips:
- Use freshly drawn cold water
- Boil water & allow to cool for about 3 or 4 minutes to 80 ?C
- For best results – use a teapot! Use 1 heaped teaspoon of tea per person
- Always without milk - try adding some torn fresh mint leaves and a little sugar for a truly refreshing and different North African experience!
… and for freshness every time, keep your tea somewhere cool, dark, dry and airtight!
"the flavour is closer to the original flavour of the tea leaves"
Green tea, just like black tea, comes from the Camellia Sinensis variety
- Key difference between green and black teas? Green isn't oxidised, whereas black tea is ("oxidation" is just the natural reaction of the tea with air that affects strength and colour in black teas)
- The leaves often go through a short period of withering to remove moisture
- The leaves are lightly steamed or pan-fried to stop the tea oxidising
- Twisting or rolling follows, freeing the aromatic juices that you'll enjoy later!
- The leaves are naturally dried or gently heated, removing nearly all moisture
- Finally, leaves are graded by quality
Green Tea is a natural source of antioxidants that may help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.
All Natural Ingredients:
- Gunpowder green tea