• Top view of mound of Pinhead Gunpowder Tea
  • Cup of brewed Pinhead Gunpowder on top of plate of Pinhead Gunpowder loose leaf tea.
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  • Pinhead Gunpowder tea in 1lb and 4oz bags

Pinhead Gunpowder

Product information



One of the oldest green tea varieties from China, Pinhead Gunpowder was originally called 'Zhu Cha', which translates to 'Pearl Tea'. Later, it became known to the Western world by its British nickname, Gunpowder Tea. The unique method of rolling the tea into tiny pellets preserves the flavor and aroma in the leaf. This green tea brews a full-bodied cup with nutty notes and a hint of smoky depth.




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Ingredients & More Info

Ingredients: Organic Green Tea
Origin: China
Caffeine Content: Low


  • Sample (4-6 servings)
  • 4oz (60 servings)
  • 8oz (120 servings)
  • 16oz (240 servings)

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We're also proud to accept no-questions-asked returns within 30 days of purchased on any unopened, unused products.

Brewing Guide

For the best tasting cup we recommend the following:


8 oz


195° F

Serving Size

1/2 tsp


3 mins

These go great with Pinhead Gunpowder!

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Victor May
Pinhead gunpowder

Pinhead gunpowder the name just about says it all from the slight smokey aroma you are in for a blast of great tea with the earthy notes that compliment the aroma you are in for a delightful experience.

Courtney Allison
Teenager approved

I bought this for my 17 yr old son who is just getting into the loose leaf tea world. He picked it based on the name alone. We purchased 10 other varieties and this is by far his favorite and he has since asked to order more.

Morning jump start

I like the taste, and even though it says it ls low-caffeine, I feel like it gives a little jump-start to my day

Naomi Frank
Colorado Loves It

I bought this as a gift for my son in Colorado, who expressly asked for it. I can't say how it tastes, but he loves it, and apparently can't get it out there.

Great Gunpowder Tea!

I've always been a fan of gunpowder teas but this pinhead gunpowder tea is the best one that I've tried! It has a smoky aroma and aftertaste that is amazing! If you like strong green teas or are a fan of gunpowder teas and are wondering if you should try this one, definitely go for it! I will be ordering more as soon as I run out.