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Gunpowder Temple of Heaven


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Sea captains ferrying precious cargoes back to the West dubbed this granular tea Gunpowder, in reference to that common tool of warfare. This tumble-fired Chinese classic comes in many grades, the finest of which is Temple of Heaven. The choicest leaves and buds make the smallest “pellets,” which render an olive colored cup when brewed, slightly sweet and strikingly nutty. A second infusion is usually possible.

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Heavenly Peace, 21st Sep 2020

Reviewer: Linda Wartenweiler

This is my first time enjoying this to my taste buds really heavenly, well-balanced and simply soothing tea!! Excellent quality indeed. I am in love with its sweet and somewhat earthy aftertaste. Will definitely come back to this one! Thanks for having it! Ohm

Temple of Heaven gunpowder green tea, 5th Mar 2019

Reviewer: Kenneth LaFerle

I have been ordering this tea for several years. It is strong and the leaves unfold and release their flavor well. I will try other teas but I keep coming back for this one - especially in the morning

disappointed, 4th Aug 2018

Reviewer: Suzette Raugh

I've ordered Gunpowder Temple of Heaven from TeaG many times over the years. This latest 100 gm batch was not the quality or strength that I've come to rely on. I usually give a 5 Star rating for all TeaG teas.....this was first time I've been disappointed with an order.

Excellent green tea, 18th Feb 2015

Reviewer: Kathy Conway

This tea is stronger flavored than Sencha, I love the acidity and flavor. It's great plain or with sugar. As other reviewers have noted, a relative bargain for this quality of tea.

Temple of heaven gunpowder green tea, 22nd Apr 2013

Reviewer: Alan Behr

I have been using this product for well over ten years. It is not a classic and expensive as are other teas. It is consistent and light in color and flavorful! Easy to brew, it lends itself to a great starter for the day.It is also a great warmer on a chilly day after being outside.Please note that I'm probably brewing it incorrectly, but who cares?!?!

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