Gunpowder 碧螺珠茶


Colour: Grass green with some white fur rolled together. It is a bright green when wet.
Shape: Small pellet
Size: Ranges from green bean to yellow bean
Smell: Fresh when dry, resembles vegetables when wet
Taste: Resembles spinach and seaweed
Teaware: Gaiwan (porcelain, bone china or glass), tall glass

SKU: GUN-2008 Category:

Knowledge of The Tea

Origin Zhejiang Province
Making Process Pan-dry fried, rolled, repeated it a few times, and then the tea leaves are fired until they are dry.
Health Benefits Green tea is able to prevent heart diseases and cancer better than others.
Remarks It has a mild taste, and is quite a common green tea. It is easy to start.

Green tea is an un-oxidized tea. That’s means we must put the leaves into very high temperature (100~240C)to “Kill Green/ShaQing” to stop the fresh tea leaves getting fermented or oxidized.

Green tea can be produced in any tea areas of China, and each tea area’s green tea will have its own characteristics including its shape, smell, taste and its health benefits.

There are 4 different ways to “Kill Green/ShaQing” : Steaming, Pan-dry fried, Baked and Sun-dry.

Years ago, a western gentleman was visiting Shanghai.After eating his lunch, he was given some green tea to drink.
“Such good tea! What’s the name of it?” he asked.
The waiter, not knowing English, thought he was asking if the tea was fresh.
“The tea has just been made.”
In Chinese, “just” is said as “gang” and “been made” is said as “pao de”.
“Gang Pao De?” Thus, the tea was named Gunpowder.
……just FYI……

Gunpowder, is one of famous green tea from the Jiangsu Province.

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