Our story started back in 2005 when Erica, decided that tea had an image problem and was due a makeover. In the UK coffee had become trendy and wine was no longer just red or white. However, despite a fascinating spectrum of tea from around the world, the UK tea was still a prisoner in its own tea bag. We always had a love for a good cuppa but it was discovering the astonishing world of loose leaf tea that really captured our imaginations, exciting us with its possibilities.
We decided that we really wanted to rekindle Britain’s love affair with proper leaf tea. So in December 2008 the doors of the eteaket Tea Room opened in Edinburgh along with our online store. Our journey has taken us on our own tea pilgrimage to China, India, Sri Lanka and Japan in search of the best leaves and we have been privileged enough to have met some of the best Tea Masters and teachers in the world along the way.
Since then eteaket has continued to grow and we are very proud of our truly amazing team!
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Gunpowder Deluxe Tea Bags
Gunpowder Deluxe Tea Bags have a natural sweet flavour with a slight earthy note and a hint of pepper. This famous Chinese tea is produced in the Zhejiang Province of China. This beautiful tea gets its name from the dry leaf, which resembles gunpowder pellets and explodes into a long leaf on steeping in hot water.
To avoid the bitter or burnt taste you can sometimes get with a green tea avoid boiling water and steep your leaves in water that is just off the boil.
Use 1 bag per pot, add hot water that hasn’t yet begun to bubble (around 80°C) and brew for 3 mins. Serve immediately or remove leaves.