Green tea is a pretty phenomenal drink – not only is a fairly delicious (whether you are drinking it hot or cold), but there is an increasing amount of research evidence confirming the health benefits that for centuries people have believed are associated with the drink.
Unfortunately, not all green teas are of equal quality – all too often we are disappointed when a weak, flavorless tea is served up to, a million miles away from the rich, fragrant aroma and taste of a proper pot of green tea.
As a rule, you should try and avoid green tea that comes in tea bags, but even some of the loose leaf green teas can be a little disappointing. A cup of tea should be a special experience, not a let-down.
In this article, we take a look at Gunpowder green tea, possibly the best green tea on the market. Here are three reasons why:
1. The tea leaves are individually rolled
To make Gunpowder green tea, the tea leaves are withered, steamed, rolled, and dried. This used to be done by hand but these days the individual leaves are rolled by machine. Resembling small gunpowder pellets (hence the name), by being rolled the leaves are less susceptible to damage and they retain more of the elements that create the flavor and aroma that you are looking for. The smaller the pellets, the higher the quality of tea that you will be drinking.
2. The flavor is unbeatable
All too often, low-quality green tea can take bitter and unpleasant. Gunpowder green tea has a flavor that is generally described as thick and strong, imagine a smokey, soft honey. Variations can include undertones that give grassy, minty, or peppery flavors. Yum.
3. The tea delivers a proper dose of caffeine
Gunpowder green tea is often perceived as having a higher caffeine content than other green teas. In general, this is probably true.
While all green teas contain some levels of caffeine, because of the quality of the tea leaves used in Gunpowder green tea (with the tips undamaged because of the rolling method), a serve of Gunpowder green tea will deliver you a higher proportion of caffeine compared to other forms of green tea. It all comes from the same plant, but it’s the production process that is ensuring that when you buy Gunpowder green tea you are getting a higher quality end product.
If you regularly drink green tea, you really owe it to yourself to drink the best green tea possible. Don’t settle for low-quality tea bags that do little more than adding some murky color to your water, invest in a proper teapot and a bag of Gunpowder green tea – you won’t look back. Quality wins hands down each time.