Temple of Heaven Gunpowder Green Tea

Tasting Notes: Roasted, Vegetal, Powerful

The softened green color and tightly curled leaves of this bold, robust organic green tea produce a more astringent and thicker feel. Similar to most green teas, It’s nutty and vegetal, but it also offers a slightly roasted aroma. You’ll be intrigued by its mysterious flavors and inspired by its unique rolled aesthetic.

Price: $13.00
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Savoring the Experience:

The flavor of this wonderful tea is best matched with foods of similar stature. While it is good to enjoy it all on its own, feel free to experiment. You can also use this blend to mix up a Moroccan Mint Tea by adding a few fresh mint leaves and some sugar or honey.


Organic Chinese Green Tea


  • Caffeine Level
  • tea measurement 1 tsp Per Cup
  • tea temperature 180°
  • tea steep time 2 Minutes

Fun Facts:

The Mandarin word for gunpowder tea is zhū chá which means pearl or bead tea. This refers to the tightly rolled leaves that resemble a pearl or bead. No one knows why the English term for this tea is gunpowder but there are a few theories. The best theory is that the tea is rolled tightly looking like tiny pellets of gunpowder that explode as they unfurl in the water.