Gunpowder tea is so called because the pellets resemble the gunpowder used by British warships in the 19th century. It is rolled in drums, and the constant rotation gives the tea its spherical form. Temple of Heaven tea, also known as zuccha or pearl tea, is much finer than most other gunpowder teas, and has a softer aroma and a less bitter taste. It is also very tightly rolled - a sign of quality. The tea itself is high in fluoride, which can help fight tooth decay. If you find the brew too tangy for your taste, throw away the first infusion and enjoy the second. Most of the caffeine content will also be washed away.
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|Format||Loose Leaf and Pyramid Tea Bags|
|Taste||Soft Aroma and a Less Bitter Taste|
|Brewing Advice||One dessert spoon per cup. Use hot (85ºC) but not boiling water. Infuse for two minutes. Do not add sugar or milk.|