Gunpowder green tea is a form of Chinese tea in which each leaf has been rolled into a small round pellet. Its English name comes from its resemblance to grains of gunpowder. Rolling renders the leaves less susceptible to physical damage and breakage and allows them to retain more of their flavor and aroma.
The flavor of brewed gunpowder tea is often described as thick and strong like a soft honey, but with a smokey flavor and an aftertaste that is slightly coppery. This type of tea is also often seen as having a flavor that is somewhat grassy, minty, or peppery.
Top Tip: Moroccan Mint tea is made by adding mint and sugar or honey to gunpowder tea while brewing.