This ancient Chinese green tea is professed to have been renamed when a young English clerk noted its striking resemblance to gunpowder grains. The leaves are skilfully rolled into small compact ’pinheads’ that unfurl once steeped, producing a green hued infusion with an explosion of flavours, from softly smoky to subtly nutty.
Delicious enjoyed without milk.
Green tea is delicate - to bring out the smooth complex flavours and avoid bitterness, use freshly drawn boiled water left to cool for 2 minutes.
Chinese Zhu Cha gunpowder green tea.