Gunpowder Green Tea
Gunpowder green tea has a robust, full-bodied flavor that’s great hot or iced.
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.
TO MAKE COLD BREW GUNPOWDER TEA
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.