A Review of Adagio Teas' Gunpowder Green Tea
is one of my personal favorites, for green tea. However I have only
ever purchased it from one or two sources, so I was excited to be able to
try it from a company whose gunpowder I had not tried before. Gunpowder
is a simple green tea, but sometimes the differences between the same
tea from different companies can be quite noticeable.
The dry leaves hold the intense grassiness I have come to associate with
most gunpowder greens. After steeping this tea and straining off the
leaves, I notice that the steeped leaves have a very dark, almost smoky
scent, and I worry that I’ve accidentally heated the water too hot and
scalded them. One whiff of the prepared tea banishes that negative
thought from my mind, as I am greeted by rolling vegetal tones with a
touch of sweet grassiness.
These same aromas swell in the flavor of this tea, and the grassy
sweetness permeates all taste buds. The smokiness of this tea is
stronger than other gunpowder greens that I have tried, and it is a good
addition, in my opinion.
I give this tea a 77 out of 100 on my personal enjoyment scale.
Adagio's Gunpowder is available from the Adagio website, here.
Photo credit to Adagio Teas.
This review was unsolicited and uncompensated.