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Gunpowder Organic

Gunpowder Organic
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Our USDA Certified Organic Gunpowder Imperial is the highest grade available and comes from the renowned "green tea triangle" in Anhui Province, China.

Called "Gunpowder" because of the pellet like appearance, not all gunpowder green tea is the same. For the finest quality look for a consistent size and shape in the roll, a dark almost shiny finish to the leaf and a smoother, not as smoky a finish as some of the lower grade teas.

Gunpowder Organic Tea Type: Green Tea

Ingredients: Organic green tea

Origin of Gunpowder Organic : Anhui, China

Gunpowder Organic Caffeine Strength:

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3 oz.$5.95
40 Cups,  15 cents per cup
8 oz.$16.70
100 Cups, Save 10%
16 oz.$29.70
200 Cups, Save 20%
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1 oz. Reusable Tins

3 - 8 - 16 oz
black reseal bags

USDA Organic Certification Why Buy Organic? QCS Organic Certificate

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High quality green tea without breaking the bank (Saturday, June 21, 2014)
Reviewer: Adrian

This tea has a much stronger flavor, think bitter but not overpowering, than that of Dragon Well Pre Qing Ming. However, this tea still stands above other gunpowder green teas in its class. Not to mention an organic tea that is relatively low cost. This tea can be infused more than once, with the 2nd infusion taming some of the strength that is in the 1st infusion.

my favorite budget tea (Wednesday, January 22, 2014)
Reviewer: Christopher

When I'm poor... this is the tea I live off of.

yay gunpowder (Sunday, November 24, 2013)
Reviewer: Christopher

Best gunpowder Ive ever had!

Gunpowder Organic (Sunday, November 03, 2013)
Reviewer: Marilyn Tipton

When I drink green tea, I really like gunpowder. Nothing fancy about it, just good green tea at a good price. This one is the best I have had. More mellow and a tad less smoky than other gunpowder teas I have had. Will definitely re-order this one.

Excellent quality (Wednesday, August 14, 2013)
Reviewer: Cassidy

I enjoyed this gunpowder especially since it is not as smokey as others. Plus mixed with some mint you cant go wrong! Yummy!!

My two sons LOVE green tea! (Sunday, May 12, 2013)
Reviewer: Mary-Ellen Russo-Jasinski

I bought organic gunpowder green tea and now my boys drink it regularly. They love it. Great to drink when you start feeling sluggish. A great pick me up! And it comes packaged extremely well. Great customer service, too!

Organic Gunpowder Green Tea (Thursday, February 14, 2013)
Reviewer: Doug Powell

- Fairly strong and tart but quite a smooth and good,clear, taste. This is the way I like tea, so, I tend to brew it to get this strong, tart, taste. In spite of the latter, I have found no significant,lingering,aftertaste. - Virtually nil stems or other such things among the leaves.

Great staple (Thursday, January 24, 2013)
Reviewer: Aleksandra

This is my green tea staple. I love green tea, drink lots of it and the gunpowder has always been my first choice. For the organic tea, it is also a very good price (I buy the largest amount, 16oz, because I know I'll use it)

Bold Blend (Monday, January 21, 2013)
Reviewer: Lorie

A little strong for me but guys seem to prefer it.

Great for a non-green tea drinker (Wednesday, November 28, 2012)
Reviewer: Jen

I always feel like I should be drinking green tea even though I've never cared for it. I read the reviews and tried the Gunpowder Organic and really enjoy it. I've recommended it to several friends, all of whom have also liked this tea. It is indeed smoother than many green teas and an easy tea to drink. I enjoy a cup in the evenings after dinner. Perfect.

great (Friday, September 02, 2011)
Reviewer: Michael

my favorite green tea drink it daily

Been buying this for years (Wednesday, August 24, 2011)
Reviewer: Tea Lover

I have been a fan of Gunpowder for 5+ years. Was at one of Beth's fabulous tea presentations and she introduced this smoky green tea. I was instantly hooked and it's always been a part of my permanent collection.

Smokey Flavor (Sunday, August 07, 2011)
Reviewer: James

This tea is not my favorite. I prefer the lighter/grassy flavor in tea. If you like a robust flavor this tea might be for you.

My favorite tea here (Thursday, June 30, 2011)
Reviewer: tam

This is my personal favorite tea here. I know that a lot of green-tea drinkers like the rich vegetal taste of a lot of green teas, but I much prefer the woodsier, smokier taste of the gunpowder greens. This is a really satisfying tea that I can drink all day long and never get tired of.

favorite green tea (Tuesday, May 03, 2011)
Reviewer: Ryan

Honestly, i'm not a huge green tea fan - but i really like this pinhead gunpowder. If you only steep this tea for 2 mins in sub-boiling water, it seems pretty weak. After about 4 mins, however, it is still only mildly grassy with woody & spicy flavors. I tend to observe a reasonable quantity of small particulate tea 'dust' in the bottom of my cup with this variety.

BEST GUNPOWDER OUT THERE (Monday, May 02, 2011)
Reviewer: Michael


Great for Green Tea (Saturday, March 12, 2011)
Reviewer: Jamie

Green is not my favorite, but this one is one of the best I have had so far.

good tea (Saturday, December 04, 2010)
Reviewer: Beverly

I've been very happpy with the quality and delivery

Ligtht smoky taste (Saturday, December 04, 2010)
Reviewer: Karen

I enjoy this tea once in a while. I like the light smoky taste and drink this tea when I get up or with a meal. It has a light taste.

Another great Green Tea (Sunday, September 12, 2010)
Reviewer: Michelle

Another great green tea, always keep this one on hand.

Gunpowder Organic (Wednesday, September 08, 2010)
Reviewer: Mike

My favorite tea in the morning. So smooth and delicious. Best gunpowder I have ever had by far!

gunpowder (Monday, August 09, 2010)
Reviewer: Michael

this is the best gunpowder I have ever tasted. some gunpowder taste like dirt and kerosene, but not this smooth earthy tasting one.

A unique taste (Friday, June 25, 2010)
Reviewer: Janice

I afraid that I am not as much a fan of gunpowder as I am of several other of the green teas. It is a unique taste.

Gunpowder (Wednesday, May 05, 2010)
Reviewer: Mike

This is by far the best gunpowder green tea I have tasted. You can tell it is high quality and does not taste like dirt, like the lower quality teas do.

Superb (Saturday, May 01, 2010)
Reviewer: Beth

this was a gift and recieved as one of the finest gunpowder tasted

morrocan whiskey (Friday, April 23, 2010)
Reviewer: James

I was first introduced to gun powder green during a trip to Morraco. There Gun powder green is combined with generous amounts of fresh mint, bergamont, a sugar. The resulting is a tonic sure to calm the nerves, revive the weary traveler and assure that guests are always welcome. The tea alone brew up into a nice earthy green tea flavor and its low caffeine make it a great afternoon or evening beverage. This is another tea I like to serve with mint over ice, very refreshing for a hot Florida afternoon.

great value (Thursday, January 28, 2010)
Reviewer: Lynne

I love the taste to value ratio of this tea! It is an excellent example of gunpowder tea, (I'd actually give it a 4.5 rating) made all the better by it being an organic tea!

A wonderful tea (Wednesday, December 16, 2009)
Reviewer: Zachary

Gunpowder green is not a tea for everyone, but, if you know you like it, this is an excellent example of it. I wanted to mention that I purchased this tea along with a travel mug and was having problems getting the water temperature to amount of gunpowder correct (i.e. to keep the tea from going bitter). Well, I emailed Beth (as in the Ask Beth of this website) and, to my amazement, I got a reply within an hour of my email. She and I walked through the different options until I found one that worked perfectly with the travel mug. This is amazing customer service that I can't imagine getting anywhere else. Oh, for those who are curious, it turns out that 170 deg. centigrade water and a scant teaspoon (scant being the important word) will give you a travel mug of tea that will not turn bitter. I even left the water and tea in the mug for 30 minutes to see if it would have any problems and it did not.

Correction to my review (Wednesday, December 16, 2009)
Reviewer: Zachary

I wanted to correct my last review. The temperature should have been 170 degrees Fahrenheit not centigrade. Super heating water for tea seems like a dangerous and bad idea!

Gunpowder (Saturday, October 10, 2009)
Reviewer: Joanne Cimini

I am not a big fan of the Green Teas. However, I don't mind Gunpowder. To me all the green teas have a funny taste to them.

Enjoyable (Saturday, September 26, 2009)
Reviewer: David

Able to get two cups by brewing twice, but need to be careful of time brewing as can get strong and bitter.

Organic Green Tea (Friday, May 01, 2009)
Reviewer: Michelle

When I opened the bag of Gunpowder I found a nice jade green firm leafed tea. I tend to over brew my tea by choice. I found this this tea to be bold, but not bitter, with a slightly aged, earthy flavor. Very nice!

Gunpowder (Saturday, April 04, 2009)
Reviewer: Casey

A good gunpowder green! The flavors blend together well, very suddle and smooth.

A good, solid gun powder. (Tuesday, January 27, 2009)
Reviewer: Boryana

This gunpowder is quite strong, and lacks the fishy taste of many gunpowders I have tried. It is an excellent base tea if you like to flavour your teas with rose petals, essential oils, or spices.

A little goes a long way (Saturday, January 03, 2009)
Reviewer: Michael

Good tasting green tea. Be sure to steep in a clear mug or pitcher so that you can see the leaves hydrate and reach full size.

Noel (Friday, December 26, 2008)
Reviewer: Noel

Smokey and full, but not one of my favorite greens. Rather than having subtle shadings, it hit me across the head with a 2X4.

Green and Good (Saturday, December 20, 2008)
Reviewer: Andrew

This green tea really expresses the earthyness of tea and distinguishes it from other basic green teas.

Smooth and Easy (Tuesday, December 09, 2008)
Reviewer: Gail

Before I tried this tea, I was not much of a Gunpowder fan, but this one is quite nice, smooth and easy on the throat. I also use it to mix with other teas.

My Favorite Green Tea (Tuesday, June 17, 2008)
Reviewer: Bethany

Your Gunpowder Imperial Organic is my favorite green tea. I start my day with it everyday. It has flavor- not to light- but not bitter. I appreciate that its organic as well.

Gunpowder (Wednesday, May 14, 2008)
Reviewer: Lynne

I just tried this tea for the first time. I like the tea, but is heavier in flavour than I expected. I may try using a little less tea when I brew my next pot.

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