by Ali Evans on May 31st, 2016
Why we’ve chosen to discontinue our Gunpowder Green Tea.
Our key aim at Canton Tea is to source the very best quality teas in the world for our customers, working closely with the small, family-run farms who produce them.
We recently took a look at our Gunpowder green tea. Gunpowder is a Chinese green tea mass-produced exclusively for the export market, and whilst the quality was not bad, it did not sit well with our principles. Our ethos here at Canton Tea is to source high grade, handmade teas direct from the farms and build strong partnerships with the people who grow them. With Gunpowder tea, this just isn’t possible, and we also found that the quality wasn’t quite matching that of the authentic green teas we source.
As a result, we have decided to discontinue our Gunpowder green tea line. We’d highly recommend our Jade Tips green tea as an alternative, it has a refreshing, slightly sweet and vegetal flavour, and is a great all-rounder. Our Jade Tips green tea is from a family-run tea farm in the Zhejiang Province of China.