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Cold Brew Ceylon Tea

Gunpowder Green Tea

Author: Jee Choe
Gunpowder green tea has a robust, full-bodied flavor that’s great hot or iced.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Steep Time 3 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving



  • Boil water.
    If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 175°F. Heat a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. If boiling water on the stovetop, let it come to a simmer, then turn off heat. (Filtered water is best.)
  • Warm up teapot.
    Pour some hot water into the teapot and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.
  • Put gunpowder tea into teapot and add hot water.
  • Cover teapot and steep for 3 minutes.
  • Strain gunpowder tea leaves and pour hot tea into a teacup.


1. Put gunpowder loose tea and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container. 
Use filtered water if possible for a better tasting tea.
2. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for at least 6 hours.
The best steep time is 6-8 hours.
3. Strain tea leaves and pour tea into a cup with ice.
Ice is optional since the tea is already cold.
Keyword cold brew green tea, green tea, hot green tea
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