Twinnings Gunpowder Green

HERBAL (10)

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.

Intensity:

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.

Flavor Profile:

55% earthy green flavor with 35% smokiness resembling that of a campfire and a 10% leathery flavor just accenting the other predominant elements.

Sweetness:

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.

Brewing:

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.

rich honey-amber color

Ingredients:
Green Tea, Caffeine

 

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