Our Gunpowder Green is a Chinese green tea. This is a form of green tea which has been rolled after being steamed to prevent the leaves breaking and to preserve the flavour for longer.
The name comes from its resemblance to rolled pellets of gunpowder used in early guns and its tendency to unfurl (or explode) when brewed. Whilst this tea can smell slightly minty, the flavour is stronger and smokier than most green teas with a pleasant coppery aftertaste.
The trick is not to over brew green teas, it is best to boil your water and leave it for about 2-3 minutes to cool and then brew your green tea for no longer than 3 minutes. This allows the fresh spring grass flavour to come out but not the bitter edge that puts some people off green tea.