Monday, January 17, 2011

The Puritea Gunpowder Green

The appearance of the leaves was unusual in that they were rolled into larger rocks, rather the tiny pebbles that usual come to mind when I think of a gunpowder tea. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 180 degree water for three minutes. The liquor was a pale yellow.

This tea was surprisingly minty with some roasty notes in the background. It was vegetal with hardly any astringency. I found that it got progressively sweeter with each sip. So much so that I had hard time believing that it was unsweetened. My second steeping was a bit more full bodied and just as delicious. I would definitely recommend this tea.

2 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious. I find a lot of gunpowder can be too smoky for me, but some of it is not at all smoky and those teas can go in an astonishingly different number of directions! I find they're hard to generalize about.

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  2. This sounds wonderful. I am almost out of gunpowder, so your review is especially timely for me

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