Tender buds & tips rolled into balled pellets, heady cup.
The leaves of this green tea are rolled into the shape of little pinhead pellets resembling gunpowder, hence its name. Gunpowder green tea tastes bold & lightly smoky, also lending to it's name. Gunpowder tea leaves stay fresh longer than any other green tea leaves due to its compressed form.
Gunpowder green is higher in caffeine than most other green teas (35-40 mg/8 oz serving) and is commonly used by athletes to improve endurance over periods of 3-6 hours.