China Gunpowder

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  • This is the Glenn Campbell of green teas – easy to drink, like an old dependable friend you’ll want to have around on a rainy day. And this tea has been knocking around for almost as long, at a cool 1,000 years (no offence Glenn).  It's the first Chinese tea to have arrived in Europe and got its name from the pellets used in cannons at the time.

    The tea has a trace of sweetness which leaves a morishly dry aftertaste.

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  • Country China
    Origin Zhejiang province, SE China
    Leaf Small even pellets
    Aroma
    Liquor Light green
    Cupping Notes Green vegetable, pea
    Brewing Tips 2.5g in 200ml of water at 80°C. Steep for 3 mins. Strain and add more water for further infusions

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RINALDO's AWARDED 2 STARS IN THE PRESTIOUS Great Taste Awards 2022

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