Gun Powder (Zu Cha) 3505 China Green Tea

Tea prices and quantities are per kg (2.2lb) unless otherwise indicated


Harvest Date: In May and June

Growing Region: Shaoxing, Zhejiang

Elevation:  240m (787 ft)

Tea Bush/Varietal: Wu Niu Zao

Grade: AAA

SKU: WF-GP101-C Categories: , , Tag:

Gun Powder Tea Information

Estate Name: Pingshui Sanjie Tea Garden

Farming Methods: Tea garden conformed with EU-regulation

Production Methods: Tea Pluccking-Frying-Rolling- Frying to dry

Other Notes Gunpowder green tea body is tightly round and has jade dark color which looks like gunpowder. That’s why it is named. It has ever been tributed to the Chinese Qing Dynasty emperor Kang-xi, and it was also named as Gongxi at that time. It is one of the two Chinese biggest export green tea in quantity nowadays, with the other one Chummee green tea. It has mild tea fragrance and brisk mellow taste.


Dry Leaf

Color: Jade dark

 Shape/size: Looks like gunpowder, tightly round


Brewed Tea

Color: Orange

Aroma: Mild tea fragrance

Body Taste: Mild tea fragrance


Recommended Brewing 

Water Temperature: 90 celsius

 Amount (g/150ml): 3g

Steeping Time: 1.5 minute

# of Infusions: 2 infusions

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