Image optimize LCP Gunpowder Tea - Rolled Chinese Gunpowder Green Tea | Tea Spot – The Tea Spot

This store requires javascript to be enabled for some features to work correctly.

Gunpowder Green Tea

Sale price

Regular price $4.00
( / )

The leaves of this Chinese green tea are tightly rolled into the shape of little tiny pellets making a pearl tea resembling gunpowder, hence its name. Tastes bold & lightly smoky. Higher in caffeine than most green teas (35-40 mg/8 oz serving). Commonly used by athletes to improve endurance.


Smooth, smoky, nutty flavor, vegetal with earthy notes.

Health Benefits: 

Energy Boost: Gunpowder Green Tea offers a gentle uplift and sustained energy without the jitteriness often associated with coffee.*

Endurance in Athletics: This tea is favored by athletes for its potential to enhance endurance and performance during physical activities.*

Rich in Antioxidants: A great source of antioxidants, Gunpowder Green Tea helps combat free radicals and supports overall health.*

Heart Health: Regular consumption can support cardiovascular health by improving blood flow and reducing cholesterol.*

Metabolic Boost: Green tea is linked to a boost in metabolism, which can be beneficial for weight management, especially when combined with other healthy practices like a balanced diet and regular exercise.*

Cognitive Function & Stress Reduction: The caffeine and L-Theanine in Gunpowder Green Tea work together to improve alertness and focus while promoting a state of relaxed alertness, aiding in stress reduction and enhancing cognitive function.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult with your healthcare practitioner before adding new products to your diet, especially if you have any existing health conditions or are taking medication.

Shipping Information:

  • Free Shipping: Enjoy FREE shipping on orders $49 or more within the lower 48 states.
  • Flat Rate Shipping: A flat rate of $4.99 applies to orders below $49 within the lower 48 states.
  • Special Locations: Shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam now enjoy FREE Shipping on orders over $100.
  • Processing Time: Orders are shipped from our warehouse within 2-3 business days, Monday–Friday, after payment and delivery address verification.

Returns Policy:

  • Tea Products: Tea cannot be returned as it is a food product. We recommend trying smaller sample sizes to ensure satisfaction before committing to larger bulk sizes.
  • Steepware Returns: For unopened/unused Steepware, we offer store credit (minus the cost of return shipping) within 30 days of your delivery date.
  • Incorrect or Damaged Items: If you received an incorrect or damaged item, please contact us via call or email within 30 days of your delivery date, and we will rectify the problem immediately!
View More
Steeping Guide
1 tsp
2-3 min
per 8 oz. water

Gunpowder tea is a traditional Chinese tea that has a bold, smoky flavor with hints of nuttiness and a slightly bitter finish. It is named for the method in which the tea is made, as it has a tightly rolled, pellet-like appearance, and its robust taste profile that stands up well to multiple steepings. The smoky flavor and aroma come from the way the tea leaves are roasted, giving it a distinct character that sets it apart from other green teas. Overall, gunpowder green tea is a strong and flavorful tea, perfect for those looking for a tea with a little more kick.


  • Premium loose leaf gunpowder tea
  • Origin: China
  • Sample ~ 5 servings
  • Bulk 1/4 LB ~ 50 servings
  • Bulk 1 LB ~ 220 servings
  • Lifestyle-Friendly: Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Kosher-certified
  • Caffeine Content: Medium

Ingredients: green tea

Plant-Based Sachet Material:

Our sachet tea bags are made using a certified non–GMO sugarcane-based material called NeoSoilon® and do not contain any petroleum-based plastics. Our material is a plant-based alternative, obtained from sugarcane fibers, which is 100% biodegradable and compostable.

Customer Reviews

Based on 56 reviews
Not Disappointed

I was a bit shy about trying it because of the 'smoked' flavor description, but gave it a 'shot' anyway.

The flavor is definitely different and more robust, but I found it smooth.

Having a variety of teas on hand is certainly a benefit. I've discovered I might not care much for one tea, but when I try it again a month or two later I actually enjoy it. I'm finding my taste buds tend to change and not sure why. Like when I'll crave certain teas. Especially if my digestion system is upset I'll find the green and oolong teas soothing on my system.

Nice green tea

I was excited to try loose leaf teas. I thought for sure they would be much better than tea bags. However, I could not really taste a difference from bagged tea. Tried 10 different varieties and only a couple tasted better and not very much so. This green tea was the exception. Was better than green tea in a tea bag.

New to this tea and love it!

I'd never heard of gunpowder tea before. Sometimes green teas can be a bit bitter, but this is not, even when steeped a little longer than what was recommended. It doesn't need any sweetener or any enhancement either!

Liz i.L.
Sweet, Smoky favorite

Gunpowder green tea is my afternoon tea most days of the week. It is sweet and smoky and has been my favorite for years. I love how each order has subtle differences, which is so much better than any overprocessed or picked-over tea meant for the masses. I drink it hot but it also makes a nice ice tea.

Linda M.


logo-paypal paypal