Adjust the proportions and brewing time to suit your taste preferences. Green tea with gunpowder leaves has a unique flavor profile, and experimenting with the brewing process can help you find the perfect balance for your liking.
Making green tea with gunpowder is a simple process.
Sweetener, mint leaves, or lemon for flavor (optional)
Heat water to around 160–185°F (71–85°C). It's important not to use boiling water as it can make the tea bitter.
Use about 1 teaspoon of gunpowder green tea leaves for every 8 ounces of water. Adjust according to your taste preferences.
Rinse the tea leaves with a bit of hot water for a few seconds to remove any dust or impurities.
Place the rinsed tea leaves in a teapot or teacup. Pour the hot water over the leaves.
Allow the tea to steep for 2-3 minutes. Adjust the steeping time based on your preference for stronger or milder tea.
If you used loose leaves, strain the tea when pouring it into your cup. If you used a tea infuser, remove it from the teapot.
Add sweetener, mint leaves, or a slice of lemon if desired.
Sip and savor your gunpowder green tea!
Remember that the key to a good cup of gunpowder green tea is finding the right balance between tea leaves, water temperature, and steeping time based on your personal taste preferences.