This tea has a very rich flavor, with a hint of sweet smokiness. The leaves are rolled into little pellets that unfurl and 'bloom' in the cup.
Botanical name: Camellia sinensis L.
A robust tea to pair with grilled vegetables, seafood, chicken and pork. Or try Gunpowder in small sake cups with smoked salmon or mini pot stickers at a cocktail party.
To enjoy, pour 6 oz simmering water (170°F preferred) over one teaspoon of tea. Steep 2-4 minutes, strain and serve immediately.