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Posted by: Mickey, Sunday, May 13, 2012, 12:17am
I'm thinking of trying gunpowder G.T..  I've been reading that it is a good substitute for coffee.  I once again need to get off of it, i've tried the yerba mate/cocoa combination that some have recommended but it just isn't doing it for me.  I'm kind of picky when it comes to G.T., i haven't had too many that i really liked.  I usually like the stronger varieties, but don't want any lemon/fruity notes to it.  I've read that gunpowder can have a lemony flavor to it, maybe that's just certain brands?.

Does anyone have any recommendations for brands that would fit what i'm looking for?.

Thanks in advance for your help!
If i don't respond right away it's because i no longer have internet service at home and have to go elsewhere, so it may take a few days to get back to this.
Posted by: DenverFoodie, Sunday, May 13, 2012, 2:23am; Reply: 1
I've been getting my Gunpowder Green Tea from Harney & Sons on the internet for the last two years.  Their quality has been great.  http://www.harney.com/
Posted by: 312 (Guest), Sunday, May 13, 2012, 3:52pm; Reply: 2
Mickey,
I had the Rumi brand gunpowder GT, but didn't love it.  For replacing coffee, I like genmachi the best, it's roasted GT with roasted brown rice I believe.
Posted by: RichardTG, Monday, May 14, 2012, 6:41am; Reply: 3
The last time I ordered gunpowder from Mt Rose it was good. I get most of my tea and herbs from Mt Rose and Starwest.

http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/

http://www.starwest-botanicals.com/
Posted by: yaeli, Monday, May 14, 2012, 10:50am; Reply: 4
The brand gunpowder green tea they import to our places is called "Temple of Heaven" by Shanghai Tiantan Intl Trading.

It is strong, a bit smoky, and has no lemon of fruity flavor.

I make 1-3 teapots everyday and I quite like it.
Posted by: Mickey, Thursday, May 17, 2012, 8:28pm; Reply: 5
Thanks for all your replies and sorry it took me so long to get back to this!!!.

I'm going to WF's today and i'm going to get a gunpowder G.T., unfortunately i can't afford to order the G.T. since i'm on F.S.'s.  I will keep your brand recommendations in mind when i go to WF's, who knows they may carry it?.

Paula,
I've tried genmacha before and i'm not a fan of it, but thanks for the suggestion!.  ;)
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, May 17, 2012, 10:49pm; Reply: 6
If you're shopping locally, the best quality teas are to be found in bulk, which you'll need to take home and store in a glass jar to protect from the air.  

I believe the gunpowder green tea in my favorite health food store comes from Mountain Rose.  The company sells very high quality products, but I don't personally like the flavor of gunpowder tea.  ;)
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