Gunpowder Green Tea

Green tea rolled in pellets

Gunpowder is traditionally used for mint green tea.

Better hot and sweetened.

It is important de know that whether we select carefully the same qualité, tea leaves grow naturally, which means that their aspect, their granulometry may vary depending on the harvest.

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85 to 90°C
We recommend a water temperature in between 85 to 90°C (185-194°F)

3 min
It is the standard time for infusion, but you can adapt it according to your taste

When to drink ?
Better in the morning

Dosage2g per cup

To learn more...

History of the Gunpowder

You have already heard of the Gunpowder haven't you? 

This tea is the most used to make mint tea and organic mint tea! Does that sound familiar? 

Do you know why this tea is called Gunpowder? Simply because its small leaves rolled into a ball look like gunpowder

Gunpowder is a green tea from China. Its elaboration respects an ancestral know-how where each step is repeated for hundreds of years. 

Here are the steps of the Thé Gunpowder making process:

- Harvest: Like all teas, Gunpowder comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant. The leaves are traditionally harvested by hand. To make Gunpowder, only the first and second leaves are picked.
- Kneading: to release the aromas, the leaves are energetically kneaded just after harvesting.
- Fixing: to interrupt the natural oxidation of the leaf, it is put under a heat source. This step allows to fix the aromas in the heart of the leaf. It also allows to keep a beautiful green color.
- The rolling: after the fixing, the leaves are rolled, this is what makes the singularity of Gunpowder tea! Then the leaves are definitely dried to be exported to the 4 corners of the world!

The virtues of Gunpowder for health 

Thé Vert Gunpowder is a green tea, so it contains all the virtues of tea! 

As you probably know, green tea is very rich in antioxidants, polyphenols to be exact. These antioxidants are very effective in slowing down the aging of cells. They are even said to have anti-cancer properties.

This antioxidant action also promotes oral health.

Green tea also promotes blood circulation. Very rich in flavonols and catechins, it reduces the risk of cardiovascular accidents.

Tea is also a great ally for slimming! It helps to lose weight and of course contributes to your daily hydration.

Green tea stimulates the liver and the stomach, boosts the metabolism. 

You will have understood it, the green tea is thus a true health ally with many virtues in addition to being delicious! 

Advice for using Thé Vert Gunpowder

The tea leaves are quite sensitive, we advise you to let infuse 2 grams of tea thinking 3 minutes in a simmering water between 80° and 85°C. Be careful, a too hot water could burn the tea leaves! 

But we can't repeat it enough: the secret of a good tea is to enjoy it above all! If you prefer a more subtle result, you can shorten the infusion time. On the other hand, if you like a stronger tea, you can increase the brewing time! 

For a green tea with mint you can choose our Thé Vert Menthe but you can also brew fresh mint leaves in our Gunpowder and enjoy a thirst-quenching drink! 

To enjoy the full stimulating effects of tea, we recommend that you enjoy your gunpowder in the morning or early afternoon. This way, its theine content will not be an obstacle for your sleep.

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Claude B. published the 02/02/2024 following an order made on 17/01/2024


Thé excellent davec lequel je me régale sans m'en lasser

Marie-Christine J. published the 24/12/2022 following an order made on 07/12/2022


Très bon

Annette G. published the 03/11/2022 following an order made on 20/10/2022


Dommage qu'il ne se fasse pas en sachet recharge de moins d'un kilo

Philippe N. published the 29/10/2022 following an order made on 16/10/2022


On en reprend car les thés sont de bonne qualités

Anonymous A. published the 11/03/2022 following an order made on 26/02/2022


produit que nous avons connu dans un restaurant gastronomique, la qualité est la mémé ne sommes tres satisfait