Pinhead Gunpowder

(20 customer reviews)


  • Pinhead Gunpowder: rolled China green tea the colour of gunpowder.
  • Rolled into tight balls this is a high quality classic China green tea from Zhejiang Province.
  • The youngest, smallest and most tender leaves which are tumble fired.
  • Produces a light, smooth tea without astringency.

Pinhead Gunpowder: rolled China green tea the colour of gunpowder

Rolled into tight balls Pinhead Gunpowder is a high quality classic China green tea from Zhejiang Province. This is achieved by using the youngest, smallest and most tender leaves which are tumble fired. This tea produces a light, smooth tea without astringency. A second infusion should be possible from the leaves. Infuse one teaspoon per cup with freshly boiled water that has cooled to around 80 C. for three minutes.

Sourcing our tea

This tea has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.

The benefits of loose leaf tea

This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!

Packing options

There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.

Delivery options

For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.

Storing your tea

Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.

A guide to our tea

At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.

Additional information

Packing Option

125 gram packet, 125 gram tin, 250 gram packet, 250 gram tin

20 reviews for Pinhead Gunpowder

  1. Dorian Kennedy (verified owner)

    Service: ok, website could be slicker when ordering
    Vendor response: Thank you for your review. We have just launched a major revision to our website. It should improve the ease of ordering substantially.

    Richard Grey

  2. Alastair Lord

    Firm favourite
    Good All-rounder

  3. Valerie Webster (verified owner)

    Product: I like it, but husband not so keen
    Service: Excellent delivery service

  4. Anonymous

    Gunpowder Tea
    Pleasant all round taste

  5. Dr David A Jones

    What a start to the morning !!
    very smooth with a delicate aromatic taste

  6. Peter P Robejsek

    Service: Despatch and delivery somewhat slow!

  7. Judith Daymond (verified owner)

    Product: Bought as part of birthday present, and it was loved!!!
    Service: Fabulous site to order, easy to navigate site, super service Will defo be returning.

  8. Mr Brian J Russell

    Product: Had this before from a different supplier so had a good idea as to what it would be like
    Service: Poor online paying facility…..had to phone with details to secure the order……not convenient
    Vendor response: We have now reverted to WorldPay to ensure the best payment reliability. Our Earl Grey is more subtle than many on the market. It has a more rounded flavour as it is natural oil of bergamot rather than the nature-identical used by most suppliers.

    Richard Grey

  9. Josh Barling

    Service: Gave Grays a call and they were really friendly and knowledgeable. helped me pick the right products while giving me a lot of background on them

  10. Jane Hooper (verified owner)

    Service: Ordered teas for my husband (I’m not a big Green Tea drinker), online order process was easy and delivery quick and efficient.

  11. Maciej Muszynski

    Product: Very nice Gunpowder.
    Service: Good service – fast, reliable. Recommended. I am going to make more purchases from Grey’s.

  12. Christine Doyle

    A subtle tea with an enduring splendour!
    Superb Assam!!!

  13. Tomasz

    Perfect, especially after a hard day’s work
    Gunpowder Tea

  14. Caroline Glason

    Service: Quick, efficient service with a great selection of high quality teas, attractively packaged. Will definitely continue to use Grey’s.

  15. Laurence

    A lovely flavoured green tea.
    What a start to the morning !!

  16. Dorian Kennedy

    Product: A good reliable green tea that hits the mark but you have to be careful not to overbrew.
    Service: I have used Grey’s teas for a few years after coming across their website. I only buy Chinese green teas (and rooibos) and they have a good selection at a good price. The quality of the product is high and orders are delivered promptly. If they keep it up, not sure why I’d go elsewhere!

  17. Laurence

    Pleasant all round taste
    Firm favourite

  18. Christine Doyle

    Good All-rounder
    A lovely flavoured green tea.

  19. Andrew (verified owner)

    Classic green tea.

  20. Wuthering Alice

    Pinhead Gunpowder is the classic China green tea
    Perfect, especially after a hard day’s work

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