Product type: Gunpowder tea 3505AAA Laayoune the vert de Chine
Grade: Top quality
Processing type: Stir-fried
Look: Small pellet
Place of Origin: Zhejiang, China
Smell: Very soft and warm
Flavour: Fresh and mellow
Soup: Clean, Bright and Brown with Foam
Packaging: Bag, Box, Bulk, Can (Tinned), Gift Packing
The vert Laayoune gunpowder tea comes from the province of Zhejiang in China. Interestingly, before the 1900’s, gunpowder tea comprised about 60% of Americas total tea imports compared to today, when it is less than 1 percent. Today in Zhejiang the tea bushes flush about 5 times per year from April to December. The best leaf is picked from the end of May to mid-August. The tea growing and production is concentrated around the east part of Zhejiang near Shengzhou.
When the tea is made the tiny pellets jingle and tinkle in the bowl or cup. Boiling water causes them to open up like flowers and sink slowly to the bottom in graceful patterns, which add a dimension of visual pleasure to tea drinking. This gunpowder supply in Laayoune produces a reasonably strong dark-green brew with a memorable fragrance, a slightly bitter but not unpleasant flavour and a long-lasting finish. The vert Laayoune Gunpowder is more dense than other teas so one or two teaspoons for a teapot is all that is required.