Gunpowder Green Tea

Smooth & Smoky  

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The leaves of this green tea are rolled into the shape of little pinhead pellets resembling gunpowder, hence its name. Gunpowder green tea tastes bold & lightly smoky, also lending to its name. Gunpowder tea leaves stay fresh longer than any other green tea leaves due to its compressed form. Gunpowder green is higher in caffeine than most other green teas (35-40 mg/8 oz serving) and is commonly used by athletes to improve endurance over periods of 3-6 hours.


  • Premium loose leaf gunpowder tea
  • Origin: China
  • Sample ~ 5 servings
  • Bulk 1/4 LB ~ 50 servings
  • Bulk 1 LB ~ 220 servings
  • Caffeine: Medium

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Steeping Guide
1 tsp
2-3 min
Per 8 oz. water

Green Tea

  • Uplifiting, Increases Mental Awareness and Focus
  • Powerful Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Aging
  • Increases Endurance
  • Increases Metabolism and Helps with Weight Loss
  • Reduces Cholesterol
  • Calorie-free, Fat-free, Gluten-free

  • Green tea is rich in powerful antioxidants, and has been known to fight viruses and slow aging. Green tea aids in weight loss, reduces "bad" cholesterol, boosts the immune system, and is also associated with the prevention of cancer. Green tea is widely used as a natural preservative in food and cosmetics. It even looks fresh and healthy! Green helps overweight people shed excess fat without side effects. It may help modulate calorie and fat burning through the sympathetic nervous system, the adrenal glands and specific nerve chemicals. Green tea shows fat-burning properties beyond those explained by its caffeine content.

    * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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    Love this tea. It is delicious and calming.—Heidi Casso
    I've primarily been a White Tea drinker in the past but my Daughter had a sample of Gun Powder green that I tried. I really like it & now alternate my tea choices White & green. But only this gun powder version. It is great. Highly recommend it!—Ed
    When I was a kid, I bought gunpowder tea for my grandmother every Christmas. I think of her when I drink it—Lois
    I am pretty much totally a black tea drinker and don't venture into the other varieties. I have had this sample of Gunpowder Green sitting in my cupboard for quite some time. This morning I thought,"I'll try this today. If it's no good, it was free, I'll just dump it out and start over." Well, I am pleasantly surprised! I love the smokiness to it and like that it has enough caffeine to get my day going. Getting ready to place an order. Smart marketing to include samples!—Laurie
    The only kind of green tea I like is this and Moroccan Mint. A nice smokiness to this blend. —Rachel
    To be honest I have been putting off trying this one. It didn't sound like any of the teas I would normally drink. I was pleasantly surprised, however, by the flavor and think I will be making this my afternoon pick me up tea while at work!—Kathy
    This is a robust green -- soldierly, middle of the road -- stuff you can feel fine about serving to the multitudes more focused on what they're eating than drinking. The caffeine level is noticeably elevated. I got four infusions out of my free sample. Liked the fourth infusion best because the brass band had finally gentled to something approaching the shy sweetness of a jasmine green. There's a slight hint of smoke in the second infusion but I had to strain for it. Overall, I didn't think there was much character to this tea besides a brassiness that turned bitter quickly. Okay but not special.—Sophie
    This is my favorite green tea—nice and strong, with rolled leaves that are easy to infuse. Delicious!—Julie
    I loved this tea. Great taste and smell. —buddy
    Brewed it strong the first time. It was kind of smoky and peppery, about the closest to coffee as you'd find in a tea. So if you don't like coffee, I'd say brew it weaker or skip it. It's okay to me, though in future steepings I'll dial it back a bit.—Patrick
    This is by far, the freshest Gunpowder Green I've ever purchased. A solid classic with a great taste and so energizing, you can't go wrong! I like to sip it cold throughout the day for energy and appetite control!—JJPLUS5
    Normally I avoid green tea but when I received this as a sample, I decided to give it a try. What a surprise! I'm in love with the smooth and smoky taste. Drinking a cup right now.—Nicole
    This is my go-to when I need a jolt. It's not just the caffeine, but a flavor that screams "WAKE UP!" in your mouth. Bonus: The rolled pellets also make it very easy to clean up the steeper.—Dr. P
    If you like a smokey green tea, then this is probably a perfectly good tea, but I really couldn't abide the flavor. I probably should have known better than to order it in the first place.—Moodleminski
    This is a nice smooth plain green tea, which I love first thing in the morning. I let it steep for a long time and it never gets bitter. One of my favorites.—Gayle
    So I went to order this a few months back and you were out of stock. No worries, I thought. I get free shipping from another service that should have something equitable. I ended up with a pound of sticks and stems that resembled something else of low quality I used to buy in high school. I'm sorry - I'll never stray again.—Roger
    Gunpowder greens are one of my favorites, which makes me fortunate b/c they are typically one of the most affordable. Tea Spot's gunpowder is underwhelming and disappointing, though. It lacks the fuller, smokier, or even bitter (if you like to brew it that way) flavors that most have. In general, it doesn't pack much flavor at all. It's really cheap, but it tastes really cheap, too.—Josh
    Love the boldness of this green tea. I like this tea in the morning.—Sail
    This is one of my favorite unflavored green teas.—Julie
    My go-to tea. As close to coffee as you can get in a green tea. And the quality is superior to any I've ordered or bought retail.—NWM
    I really like this tea; my wife's not so fond of it. For her it has too much caffeine. I found if you steep this for 5 minutes it's much too bitter; but I've experimented and steep it for between 45 and 90 seconds and it has a wonderful flavor for me. The second steep is as good as the first.—Mark
    It sets itself apart from other green teas. The longer you steep, the darker it gets. I like to leave my strainer in for the whole pot, so as this one gradually depleted, the flavor becomes more intense! A great tea any time of day!!—Randi
    Because of the health benefits of green tea, I've searched high and low for one I like. This was the first one to fit the bill. I enjoybtge flavor whether it is hot or cold brew.—Julia
    I had this tea for the first time on a trip to California. As soon as my boyfriend and I got home, we ordered ourselves a pound of it! It's our favorite green tea: its flavor profile is complex but pleasant. I used to be very hesitant of green teas because I don't like the salty seaweed flavor that accompanies many of them. This tea has none of that. It's robust without being overpowering.—Abby
    We go through a LOT of green tea in our house and this is the one we reach for a couple times a day. Perfect daily drinker.—Farmer Jen
    I Love This Green Tea, Great Flavor,Not Bitter.—Belinda
    I think this tea is smooth and delightful and pretty to look at before I steep it. No fuss, no frills, but completely satisfying and delicious—JulieVee
    I would love to add green tea to my stash but have not found one that I like until now! I am a straight up hardcore black tea drinker and this is the first green tea I found that I could stomach. I will be ordering this one in bulk! My other favorites are: QU HAO SILK, ORGANIC—Cappy
    I don't usually gravitate towards green teas, but I tried this one to expand my horizons. I love it. It has a nice balanced flavored without having too much of that earthy/grass tones that I usually taste in a green tea. Wonderful product!—Tami Hannon
    We tried this loose tea in the Keurig filter cup and it works pretty well. I would imagine it is not quite as potent as steeped tea, but this machine is quick and wonderful! We loaded the filter and used it for three large mugs of tea, and it was good. I would say you can recommend your teas for this machine - as I said, probably not quite as strong, but definitely tasty. The great thing about the Keurig is the water heats in a flash, and the beverage (you can make tea, coffee, and hot chocolate) stays hot.—Laura
    This tea is amazing. I have at least a glass a day and the taste is wonderful. Top notch for sure. Each steep and sip are as amazing as the first. although I must say it tasted the best when I had it with water from my cabin, because it is untainted pure mountain river water. The flavor was stronger and more crisp. Either way it is amazing.—Preston
    This is a truly unique Green Tea experience. It tastes like a rather Bold Green tea in its body and packs a nice punch compared to other teas. It almost has a slight Jade Oolong flavor to its main body. Its aftertaste is quite a surprise. It is not as sweet as some other Green Teas and honestly does have a smokey character to it. It would go great with smoke cheeses or meats. It is just strong enough that it can satisfy a coffee drinker's tough pallet but just light enough not to scare away a Green Tea drinker. It is definitely is worth a sampling if it is peaking your interest and it makes a great day starter.—Umbreona
    An earthy and bold flavor with a surprisingly subtle sweet aftertaste...Although the first steeping was a little too strong, the second and third steeping were perfectly balanced yet complex...Making this tea iced and keeping it in my water bottle on long hikes keeps me going...—Leslie H.