Lightly roasted and tightly rolled green tea originally named due to its similar appearance to actual gunpowder. Refreshing lemon and light vegetable- an excellent green tea for everyday brewing.
In 18th century British America, tea was an expensive, exotic import, first popular with more wealthy colonists, then with the middle classes as well. According to mercantile records, various grades of gunpowder tea were a common import to America.
This green tea comes loose in a 4 oz tin.