Formosa Gunpowder Green Tea

Imperial Tea Garden

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  • Taiwan has long been known throughout Asia as producing the best gunpowder green teas.  The steamed leaves are rolled into pellets resembling gunpowder which unfurl to retake their original form.  Gunpowder green tea yields a strong dark green brew with a memorable fragrance and lasting finish.  Today gunpowder green tea makes up less than 1% of Americas total tea imports.  Enlighten yourself as you watch the tea leaves expand and gently sink to the bottom of your cup.


  • Origin:  Pin Lin (Taipei County) Taiwan

    Grade:  Gunpowder

    Altitude: 1500 - 2500 feet above sea level

    Manufacture Type:  Gunpowder/Steamed

    Characteristics:  A smooth and satisfying cup with body and full green tea flavor.

  • Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 3-7 minutes. Milk and sugar are not recommended.

    Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pitcher.
  • Caffeine Level ~ LOW



Type: Green Tea