A great dark tea for the early to late afternoon. An earthy green tea with a strong smoky flavor, accented with hints of leather and jasmine. When you first taste this, you’ll get a strong smoky flavor mixed with dark greens. The aftertaste leaves a very mild jasmine flavor on your tongue mixed with the greens of the tea. This tea is a great way to relax and rejuvenate in the afternoon after a day of work when you’re looking for a darker tea.
This tea is heat-dried with a modern drying process which leads to the pellet shape of the leaves. The origin of the name comes from the smaller, pellet sized leaves resembling gunpowder.
This tea is very full-bodied. When you’re looking for a rich tea with a full-body affect, this is a great option. The entire time the tea is in your mouth, it’s a strong experience that excites the tongue with it’s unique flavors.
55% earthy green flavor with 35% smokiness resembling that of a campfire and a 10% leathery flavor just accenting the other predominant elements.
This tea starts off strong and dark. Once you finish that sip of the tea, you’ll find a subtle, sweet aftertaste of jasmine flowers.
Add honey and you’ll bring out the sweetness of the jasmine flower, which will subside a bit of the smokiness.
Bring water to boil, and pour over the tea as soon as it reaches boiling. Use 1 teaspoon of loose tea in a strainer per cup (6-8oz). Brew for 3+ minutes to desired taste. (Personally I go with 5-6 minutes – nice and rich!). You can get 2-3 brews out of one serving.
Green Tea, Caffeine