This lot of organic Gunpowder is a loosely-rolled with a bright, green-side leaf. Made with the same harvest period leaves as used for tightly rolled Pinhead and medium rolled versions, this lot uses a larger leaf and is processed in a more “loose” style which brings forth a milder aroma and flavor. Made in Anhui Province, this Gunpowder has body; producing a dark green cup with a slightly pungent and, if steeped long, an increasingly astringent flavor.
Its' loose roll appearance is unusual and notable. The taste it offers as a result is a bit less pungent than standard Gunpowder and arguably smoother in flavor. It offers a refreshing cup.
This lot will taste smoother, less strong and a bit less pungent than most Gunpowder. The natural astringency of this tea is low.
A level teaspoon or 3 grams of leaf is a good amount for 8-12 ounces of water. Use water at 195-205 F., steeping the leaves for 2-3 minutes. A shorter steep time will keep the natural astringency of this green lower. The leaves will steep 2-3 times.