Gunpowder Caddy, 100g

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Item No. 314625CDY
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A traditional Chinese loose leaf green tea with a smooth sweetness and slightly smoky flavour.

Vegan SuitableVegetarian

 
  • Full Description

    Before black tea captured the British imagination, green tea was the brew of choice for businessmen and bohemians alike. Back in the 18th and 19th centuries, this was likely to have been a classic Chinese "gunpowder" tea, fired in large drums for a smoky taste and rolled to resemble pellets of gunpowder.

    The ancient technique of rolling the leaves gave the tea a certain hardiness as it was transported across continents, preserving its distinctive flavour and aroma. Our loose leaf Gunpowder Green is a particularly bright, clean variety with a smooth sweetness and a smoke-tinged finish – beautiful brewed lightly for clarity of taste.

    • Origin: China

    • Tea type:  Green

    • Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 100g = 50 cups

    • Ideal for using with:  Glass Pao Infuser MugChelsea Glass Teapot with Infuser and Infusers & Strainers

  • Ingredients

    Green Tea.

    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

  • Product Specifications
    Code: 314625CDY

    Weight: 100g

    Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.

    Stackable Caddy: If you choose the caddy option it will stack with our other tea caddies

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More about this Tea

TEA TYPE

Green Tea

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TASTE PROFILE

Smooth, sweet and slightly smoky

FOOD PAIRING

Camembert cheese- creaminess is perfect with nutty flavour of tea

CAFFEINE

Medium (31mg per cup)

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NO.8

NUMEROLOGY

The number 8 is very lucky in China, associated with prosperity. It seemed an auspicious number for our classic Gunpowder Green…

CHINA

The origins of tea lie in China: legend has it that it was discovered when a few leaves fell into the mythical emperor Shennong's cup of hot water. Today China produces thousands of different varieties ranging from black and green tea to more unusual teas, like puerh or yellow tea.

Store in a sealed jar or tin, such as our Fill-Me-Up Tea Caddies.

How to Make

1 tsp loose tea

200ml water

  1. Pop 1 tsp of loose tea per cup into a Pao mug or teapot with an infuser.
  2. Pour in 200ml water per cup boiled to 80 degrees.
  3. Wait for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Remove infuser and enjoy.
Espresso Shot

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2 tsp loose tea

100ml freshly boiled water

Ice

Fruit or mint to garnish (optional)

  1. Add the loose tea to a refillable teabag or an infuser and place in a cup or heat-resistant glass.
  2. Pour over freshly boiled water (for less processed teas like green, white or yellow, use water closer to 80°C) and leave for 15 minutes. Remove the teabag/infuser.
  3. Top up with plenty of ice.
  4. Garnish with fruit and sprigs of mint if desired.
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