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identity and origin
Common Name Gunpowder Tea, Pearl Tea
Botanical Name Zhū Chá, Pearl Tea, Gunpowder Tea
Botanical Family Camellia Sinensis (green tea)
Origin Asia (China)
• Gunpowder Tea received its nickname by accident. English soldiers would sometimes mistake barrels of gunpowder green tea for black gunpowder because of their size, shape and color.
Polyphenols. Flavanols. Flavandiols. Flavonoids. Phenolic Acids. EGCG. EGC. ECG. Caffeine. Theobromine. Theophylline. L-Theanine.
No known warnings. Contains caffeine, consult your doctor if necessary.
Excessive caffeine consumption may cause kidney stones.
Cardiovascular System (heart health)
Immunity System (anti-cancerous)
Lymphatic System (lymph node and tonsil health)
Digestive System (stomach health)
Endocrine System (thyroid and hypothalamus health)
Nervous System (brain health)
Integumentary System (skin, nail and hair health)
Skeletal System (bone and joint health)
Chakra System (heart)
Gunpowder Green Tea is a very traditional green tea and been used as such for generations. Gunpowder green tea got it's name from it's gunpowder-like appearance. Green tea in general has been used as a daily health practice, as it has been known to have many healing qualities. Each leaf is tightly bound to help preserve flavor, aroma and nutrition.
No recorded folklore.
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January 8 2017 // Researcher: Clinton D. Hawley
16oz cup of gunpowder green tea. Loose-leaf.
Accidentally steeped it for at least 10 minutes. Of course it was really oversteeped upon tasting, the tannins were way too strong for my palette.
Added 16oz more of pure water. (1:1 ratio) Cutting the oversteeped green tea water in half brough the brew to a more desireable experience. No brew left behind!
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