Temple of Heaven Gunpowder Green Tea

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Buy this finest quality Temple of Heaven Gunpowder Green Tea, also known as Zhu Cha, online today at Char Teas UK. As part of our ongoing special offer, we'll send two free samples of our other traditional teas along with your order - all part of the service!

What is Gunpowder Tea?

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.

Tea Information
Type Green Tea
Origin China
Format Loose Leaf Green Tea & 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.