Zhu Cha

Gunpowder Green

Known as “pearl” tea in China, this classic variety is widely known as “gunpowder” in the West. Its Western moniker arose when early importers noticed its similarity in appearance to the dark silver pellets used in cannons. Tea-crafters in Zhejiang province carefully dry and shake the leaves in circular motions over a fire, yielding the famously rich flavor and body. Makes a perfect accompaniment to a meal as the vigor of its taste is not likely to be defeated.

$4.50 per cup

$5.50 to share

$5.00 per oz (bulk)

$9.50 per 4.6 oz box

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