- posted 14 years ago
I'm new to this forum, and have a few questions about teas as I just
discovered how much I like green tea (Black tea upsets my stomach, and was
all I had ever tried before recently). I don't know what the proper
etiquette for introducing myself is, but I'm greedy so I'll just start
with my question :)
I recently went to an asian market where I live and was trying to find
types of gunpowder tea as I purchased some "Pinhead Gunpowder" online and
wanted to get a sample of what I'd be receiving. Unfortunately I have
more questions now than before. The store had what appeared to be three
types of green tea from the same brand, and was priced at 7 dollars for
a half pound. They also had some stuff that was around 4.80 a pound
called "Extra Gunpowder Green Tea"
The three more expensive types were all beautifully decorated in a tall
squarish-octogon box. I believe they are all gunpowder tea, but it does
not say on the box. The person working at the store explained to me
that one was original and the others were tea for females and tea for
males. I'm not sure exactly what that means. What would the difference be
exactly? Just taste? She was unable to elaborate.
I purchased the tea for females thinking my wife might enjoy it. The
leaves unroll in the cup into whole evenly colored green leaves and has a
delicate flowery taste. They smell very earthy before brewing. Also,
I purchased the FooJoy Extra Gunpowder Green Tea. It smells very fruity
and It's leaves are not whole when they unwrap and they have uneven
color. They also don't completely unwrap, it kind of reminds me of Oolong
I've seen people at work drink. Also quite a bit of sediment is left in
the cup and it brews a darker cup of tea with a pretty strong taste.
Can somebody explain the differences between these teas, or possibly
give me a link to a green tea compendium. (and hopefully tell me what it
was I purchased)
Thanks in advance!