One of our most popular green teas produced in the Chinese countryside near Wenzhou, Zhejiang province. The tea is named Gunpowder due to the visual similarity of the leaves to the propellent used in early firearms. The production of this famous tea dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907) when it was prized by wealthy colonists. Each tea leaf is withered, steamed, rolled into a small thin pellet, and then dried. This shape prevents the leaf losing its grassy flavour and strong aroma whilst in transit and storage.