Green Tea is a semi-oxidized or non-oxidized tea. The processing method determines the level of oxidation. Green tea is most popularly grown in China, Japan and Taiwan. It is becoming increasingly popular to grow in India and Sri Lanka, as well as parts of Africa. Green tea is considered one of the healthiest kinds of teas because it has high concentrates of the amino acid L-Theanin, an adaptogen that stimulates the part of the brain that calms and simultaneously the part of the brain that calms.
Traditionally the tea leaves, mint and sugar are added to a special tea pot and boiled on the stove. The water is flushed in and out of another pot between boils to harness the potency of the ingredients, creating a strong and sweet tea. Green tea was introduced to Morocco in the 19th century as gifts from European envoys to release their prisoners. It is served with food and considered a tea of hospitality.
Gunpowder is a rolled green tea from China, originally called Pearl tea by the Chinese until early European traders linked it to gunpowder pellets.
Directions: 1 level teaspoon per 200ml water. Steep for 2 to 3 minutes. Use medium hot water over boiling. For traditional way boil all ingredients on a stove.
Ingredients: Gunpowder Green Tea and Mint Leaves
Origin: Sri Lanka. Blended in Cape Town.
Status: Organic. Contains Caffeine