Starwest Botanicals Gunpowder Green Tea Organic -- 1 lb
Great Komboucha Tea
we love this tea for our home brewed Komboucha. its is smokey and flavorful, we can't get enough of this rich tea.
January 5, 2014
I was skeptical at first--but for the price--and the number of good supporting reviews--I took a chance on a pound. I was surprised when I opened the bag, and a cloud of pleasant aroma wafted upward--sweet, rich, mildly green--with the bonus of being organic as well.
I've had my fair share of of Chinese greens over the years--including some of the more expensive varieties--this tea is simply excellent--and the price makes it doubly so.
It's great hot, iced, and even brewed double strength for a green tea chai concoction.
I'll keep ordering this--I am interested to see if this was just an exceptional batch--or whether this is the consistent product of this source.
October 25, 2013
Very good tea
This tea is a staple for us. It's very nice. This is a terrific price as well. I keep a cup or so of the tea in a covered, glass container in a drawer with other favorite teas. My husband drinks this almost every day using a personal sized French press.
July 26, 2013
At first I thought this tea was bunk. I'd make about 24 oz's at a time and it just wasn't steeping at all, and just tasted like a penny. Didn't think I was going to drink it all but decided to make a gallon and ice it, and it was pretty good/great. Almost like the commercial "green teas" but fuller body.
Bring half gallon of water almost to a boil, add 1/3c or 1/2c of green tea (I usually add tea to a little bit of water while I'm waiting for the boil.) Stir so it's dispered and put a lid on it for about 5 minutes. Pour through strainer, add 3/4c or 1c sugar, add half gallon of water (or ice) and chill.
July 2, 2013
Good gunpowder green, has body, smoke...
This is a good gunpowder green, has body, smoke, and is not too bitter. Might be a little challenging for some palates. I sometimes blend it half and half with some "fruity" green teas to help give them a little more "oomph". It's a great deal considering how many servings you get out of 1 lb. It's my everyday tea.
April 8, 2013