Gunpowder tea is a type of green tea that is rolled into small pellets resembling gunpowder, giving it its distinctive name. When brewed, Gunpowder tea produces a bold and slightly smokey flavour with a hint of bitterness, making it a popular choice for those who enjoy a strong and robust cup of tea. The tightly rolled leaves of Gunpowder tea also allow for a longer shelf life and better preservation of the tea's freshness and flavour profile.