Contains Ultra-High antioxidant level of 17.65% vs 5-6% for mass-market teas.
Character: Surprising body and a captivating taste that has an intriguing hint of oakiness. The base tea comes from some of the best estates in Sri Lanka. The region where the tea is grown - Dimbula - is a high grown area producing full-bodied flavory tea. The tightness of the rolled pellets gives excellent flavour when made into tea. Royal Gunpowder tea is manufactured in very limited quantities due to the time and diligence required to manufacture this high quality tea. It is very difficult to achieve such a tight roll of leaves; but this process allows this particular type of tea to able to be stored for a long time without any deterioration in quality.
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
Grade: Small gunpowder
Altitude: 5000 - 6400 feet above sea level
Manuf. Type: Special gunpowder green tea
Infusion: Tending dark green
Ingredients: Green tea
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 180F/82C water over the leaves (1 teaspoon per cup) for 3 minutes (longer=stronger). Don't remove the leaves. Can be infused repeatedly 2-3 times using higher temperatures & shorter infusions until flavor is exhausted.
Iced Tea: Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water over 6 teaspoons of tea and steep for 5 minutes. Pour into pitcher while straining leaves, add ice and top up with cold water to make a quart of iced tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste.