Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Gunpowder Green Tea is a type of Chinese Loose Leaf Green Tea. It has been shaped into small, round pellets, which, when brewed, unfurl before your eyes. You can expect deliciously grassy characteristics with earthy hints. Why not buy Gunpowder Tea online or in-store at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company? We take pride in packing it fresh to order, thereby ensuring its quality and consistency.
What is Gunpowder Green Tea?
Chinese Gunpowder Green Tea comes from Zhejiang Province, which lies south of Shanghai, China. This is its traditional home, although its production has since spread to other regions and countries. The name “Gunpowder Green Tea” has mysterious origins. One theory is that an English clerk dubbed it so after noting the leaves’ resemblance to lead shots used in muskets.
Another suggestion is that the word “gunpowder,” when spoken in the correct dialect, sounds like the Mandarin Chinese phrase for “freshly brewed.” There is yet another belief that it refers to the supposed crackling noise it makes while brewing. Other names associated with it include “Pearl Tea” and “Bead Tea.” It first emerged during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE) and has been popular ever since.
Gunpowder Green Tea Caffeine
Should you need a pick-me-up first thing in the morning, you’ve chosen well in Gunpowder Loose Green Tea. This is because it contains caffeine, a stimulating chemical compound that, in truth, needs little introduction. It functions by blocking adenosine, which is a neurotransmitter that relaxes the brain. The result is that caffeine has the opposite effect, making you feel more energised and less sleepy.
Gunpowder Green Tea Calories
The news gets even better when you look at Gunpowder Green Tea calories - which are minimal. An average serving will indeed have no more than two calories. Such a factor means that it is an excellent accompaniment to a healthy and active lifestyle. Whatever your reason for choosing it, be it for its exceptional flavour, its invigorating caffeine or its benefit to your waistline, you’re in for a treat.
Gunpowder Green Tea Brewing Instructions
1, Put Tea leaves into a Tea Infuser or Filter (both available here).
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a cup or mug.
3, Boil fresh water and allow it to cool. Green Tea temperatures should be 80°C.
4, Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes. Any longer and you risk creating a bitter taste.
How to Serve: Consider honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve it without additions.
Tasting Notes: Imparts a grassy-earthy fusion of flavour and a refreshingly mellow finish.
Gunpowder Green Tea Benefits
A recent study has established that when you put Gunpowder Green Tea vs Sencha, the former appears to have a higher antioxidant capacity. Among Gunpowder Green Tea’s antioxidants is Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which has huge potential in everyday life. It can, for example, reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, all the while boosting immunity and even promoting weight loss.
Gunpowder Green Tea for Weight Loss
Its high concentration in EGCG can have a stimulating effect on metabolism. This enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently, leading to periods of exercise producing better, perhaps even more noticeable results. It’s not going to do all of the work for you, though, so be sure to keep up those morning jogs and evening salads. Consider it a supportive measure in reaching your goals.
Gunpowder Green Tea Theanine
New statistics suggest that 75% of people in the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea and the US experience stress every day. There is no easy “fix-all” solution. However, the benefits of Gunpowder Green Tea could, at least, help. It contains an amino acid called L-theanine capable of promoting alpha brain waves, ultimately relaxing the body without causing drowsiness.