What is Black Gunpowder or Black Pearl Tea?

Black gunpowder tea is also called Black Pearls—and these small pellets do have a passing resemblance to pearls, especially those that are beautifully rolled into compact balls. Long Enjoyed in America Gunpowder tea has been made for centuries in China, and it was ideal for trade with the West. Because the leaves are tightly rolled, they are … Continue reading What is Black Gunpowder or Black Pearl Tea?

What Is Gunpowder Temple of Heaven Green Tea?

First off, its NAME! The colorful name of gunpowder tea may well come from the resemblance of its pellets to actual gunpowder, stemming from the days when ships sailed this tea around the globe. And certainly, many of the leaves are rolled into tight pellets. Here are examples of green gunpowder tea, though there is also … Continue reading What Is Gunpowder Temple of Heaven Green Tea?