Gunpowder Green Tea is a form of stronger green Chinese tea with a distinctive nutty / oak taste, with a hint of smokiness. It makes a darker green colored tea that we find to be very robust. Great for the coffee drinker who is trying to make the switch to the healthier alternative of tea. It is believed to take its English name from the fact that the tea resembles gunpowder pellets used for cannons. This tea is very popular in Morocco where the leaves are boiled and mint and sugar are added. Mint added to Gunpowder tea also helps soften the bitter, strong flavor. Please note that Gunpowder green tea is denser than other teas so if you are making a teapot full you only need one or two teaspoons for an entire teapot.