A robust blend of tart lemon with the sweetness of green tea makes this tea excellent iced or hot. The robust flavor of the tea is produced from the rolling of the leaves which breaks down the leaves cells, bring the flavor to the surface. Combine this with the high acidity of the lemon makes this tea great for recharging your batteries in the afternoon or to start one's engine in the morning.
Legend has it that the name Gunpowder was given by a young English clerk who thought the tiny rolled green balls looked like gunpowder. The tea leaves are specially selected for quality, size and style. They are rolled into very small tight nuggets. Gunpowder tea keeps a lot longer than other green teas and is favored because of this characteristic. Chinese exporters recommend gunpowder for iced tea flavored with lemon and sugar.
Bring filtered or spring water to 180°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 3 minutes.
- Gunpowder green tea, lemon peel, calendula petals, and natural lemon flavor.