Gunpowder

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Gunpowder

Aromatically full with a hint of sweet, cut green apple and a fresh forest earthiness. Invigorating and nourishing, Gunpowder tea dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618–907). It is believed to take its English name from the Mandarin Chinese term gāng paò dè, which means "freshly brewed," and sounds like the English word "gunpowder."
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Tea preparation is a matter of personal choice and preference, but here some guidelines to get you started.

  • Black Tea can be brewed in truly boiling water, usually steeped for 3-5 minutes.

  • Green Tea should be brewed with water between 160-175F and only steeped for 2-4 minutes.

  • White Tea can be brewed a bit warmer, at 175F and steeped for 3-5 minutes.

  • Oolong Tea is best brewed at 190F, but steeped longer than black tea for 5-8 minutes.

  • Rooibos Tea can also be brewed in fully boiling water and steeped indefinitely.

  • Herbal Infusions come in so many varieties that there can be no specific guidelines, but you can generally start with boiling water and a 5 minute steep.

Green Tea Energizing, uplifting and slimming. As a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins C and E, green tea boosts the immune system, regulates blood sugar and helps the body maintain a healthy weight. Moderate caffeine stimulates the nervous system and promotes blood circulation.

Fair Trade Certified Pinhead Gunpowder Green Tea*
* Certified Organic