Gunpowder Green 175g Loose Leaf Tea

SKU LTFGG0614-125L Net Weight 175g

Free UK Delivery on UK Orders Over £35

Free UK Delivery on UK Orders Over £35 UK Standard £3.95 (5-7 working days), UK Express (1-2 working days) £6.95 Click here for Delivery Information

Loose Leaf Green Tea


Our superb example of this distinctive style of green tea, Gunpowder, originates from Wuyi County, Zhejiang Province on China's Eastern seaboard. ‚ Zhejiang's humid, subtropical climate is perfectly suited to tea cultivation. ‚ Legend has it that the tea's name was given by a young English clerk who thought the tiny rolled green balls looked like pellets of gunpowder.

Tea Description

To make this tea each silvery green tea is withered, fired and then rolled into a tiny ball, a technique perfected over centuries to preserve freshness. ‚ Once in the cup with hot water added, the leaves of the shiny pellets unfurl back into life. ‚ The liquor is yellow, with a strong, honeyed and slightly smoky flavour that lingers on the palate.

Loose leaf tea made simple. Take a look at our fabulous teapots‚ (some come with a built-in strainer)

More About This Product


Green Tea


Use 1 rounded teaspoon per person and 1 for the pot.  Boil fresh water, leave to cool for 5 minutes then pour on.  Allow to steep for 3 to 4 minutes for the perfect flavour.  Serve without milk.

This tea may be re-steeped 2 or 3 times.


With your support, Twinings helps provide access to clean water for villages across Darjeeling, helps improve mother and baby health in tea growing regions of Yunnan and helps improve health and nutrition in tea communities in Assam.