Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Little Red Cup Tea Company Gunpowder Green Tea

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: dark green, tightly rolled
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 170 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teapot
Liquor: deep gold

This tea was vegetal and somewhat smoky with a cooling, dry finish. It sort of reminded me of fresh baby spinach. I found it somewhat astringent but it wasn't bitter at all. The leaves were quite a bit larger than I've seen in other gunpowder teas and they unfurled nicely. This would make a great morning tea for someone who prefers green tea over black. I would suggest against sweetening it as that would mask a lot of the nuances. This was another great selection from one of my favorite small tea companies. In case you missed it, I did an interview with Martin Connelly, one of their co-founders, earlier this year. Their teas are very fairly priced and they all organic and fair trade certified.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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