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Gunpowder Green

Alchemy: Green tea leaves are gently steamed, then rolled into small tight pearls

Flavor Notes: Smooth & well-rounded

Occasion: Afternoon pick-me-up

Caffeine: Medium

Ingredients

Fair Trade Certified™ organic green tea.

Brewing Instructions

Tea Bags: As a Chinese Emperor once did, bring fresh water to a boil, cool slightly, then allow leaves to gently fall into your cup. Steep 2-3 minutes. For iced tea, steep 2 tea bags, cool and pour over ice.

 

Source Information

Our organic green tea is harvested by the Tuija people of Enshi, China. Since becoming Fair Trade in 2006, they have built new roads and a hospital, while their wages have increased.

Tea Processing

The top leaf and bud are plucked and briefly dried, and then pan fried or steamed to prevent oxidation. Rolling and curling the leaf creates unique flavors and shapes that are finished with a final firing.

Recipe

Green Tea Salmon
1 lb. salmon fillet (cut into small strips)
2 tbsp. soy sauce
4 tbsp. sherry
2 tea bags Gunpowder Green
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp. cornstarch
3 tbsp. sesame seeds

Preparation Time: 30 minutes. Makes 4 servings.
Blend soy sauce and sherry mixture in frying pan and place salmon pieces in for 10 minutes to marinate. Simmer over moderate heat until sauce is absorbed. Steep tea bags in mug for 5 minutes. Squeeze and remove tea bags. Stir in cornstarch. Pour tea mixture over salmon and cook another 5 minutes or until sauce slightly thickens. Roast sesame seeds in dry frying pan over low heat until seeds begin to jump. Mix seeds into salmon and sauce. In Good Health!