Review: Adagio gunpowder green tea


I really love Adagio teas! So when they reached out to me recently and sent me a voucher to choose and try some of their teas, I was super excited. I ended up going a little over because they had so many different ones I wanted to try, but I got a lot with the voucher and only ended up spending around $9 (including shipping) for tons of teas!

I will be reviewing all of the teas in upcoming posts, and will do a video soon talking about my experience ordering from them, and doing a “haul” of what I got. But for today, I wanted to talk about one of the samples I added on to my order.

One of the “extras” I got after choosing the main teas I wanted was the sample size of Adagio’s Gunpowder green tea. This is one of Damien’s favorite kinds of teas — we’d had it before during a tea tasting at Goldfish Tea in Royal Oak and really liked it, and since I haven’t tried a gunpowder tea from another tea maker I added this on at the last minute. I did not regret that impulsive move! This tea was really good.

Gunpowder tea, like other green teas, boost the immunity, and has healthy flavanoids as well as antioxidants that are great for the body. According to Livestrong, a study in Japan showed that green tea can extend your life, and it also promotes a healthy heart.


The aroma and taste of this gunpowder tea is very earthy, and it’s named gunpowder for a reason — it has a smoky taste and is rolled into little tea pellets. The way the tea is rolled makes the flavor and antioxidants more concentrated.

To prepare this tea, steep with slightly cooled boiling water for 2 minutes. If you go longer than that, it gets a little too grassy. I love the flavor of this tea, if you enjoy green teas, this is a good gunpowder tea to try. It’s slightly grassy, but more smooth, and the smokiness is present, but not overpowering. It really just blends well with the tea itself.

Overall, if you enjoy green teas, you’ll probably like this one. It’s not overpoweringly smoky, but has just enough to add a little zest to the green tea’s flavor. This is a great tea for drinking in the morning or afternoon, to stay focused throughout the day.

Let me know in the comments what your favorite green tea is!

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