Tea: Gunpowder Green Tea
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Life in Teacup
Production Year: 2009
Production Season: Spring
Production Region: Shaoxing County, Zhejiang Province
Style: Chao Qing (stir-fry to kill enzyme)
Amount: a bit under 1 tsp
Water: 6 ounces / 8 ounces boiling filtered water let cool to 175 then steeped in cup with mesh basket
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: AmazonV: Nothing / MilitiaJim: Faint green tea
Steeped Tea Smell: green tea (slightly vegetal)
Flavor: green tea (slightly vegetal)
Liquor: translucent green (MilitiaJim: de-neon-ed mountain dew)
WikiPedia - Why is it Gunpowder tea?
This was a sample from Life in Teacup
I was very pleased that this tea is not bitter! I tend to over heat or steep greens and get bitter tea. This is a nice mellow green tea and I am enjoying it. I wouldn't mind getting it again, although I know I am more a black tea / red tea person than green.
Post-Steep Additives: honey = sweetened green tea
Resteep: 2 minutes, with honey, was similar to first steep only had more particulate (i don't mind) and slightly more astringent and bitter (briefly) at the end.
Resteep 2: 3 minutes, weak, cloudy, watery, tossed it