Zhejiang Province, China
This tea is named for its resemblance to gunpowder pellets, as the leaves are rolled very tightly into little balls. Picked in April and May, the tea leaves are specially chosen for quality, size and style. This tea has good body and nutty green tea flavor with a dark green cup.
Gunpowder Green was one of the first teas to be exported from China, around the early 1600's. Because of the production style of rolling the leaves into tight balls meant the tea traveled well and kept its freshness. A very popular tea in Morocco and North Africa where mint are sugar are added for their daily drink.
Gunpowder Green tea is high in fluoride. Ten grams of tea(3-5 cups) provide the daily requirement of 1-2 milligrams a day.