Gunpowder

Gunpowder
Zhu Cha
Famille: Thé vert
Autres noms : Zhucha, Gong Xi Cha
Origine : Zhejiang, Chine
Description : Feuilles roulées en billes, très facile d'approche
Projet thé

Le Gunpowder (poudre à canon en anglais) est un thé vert chinois originaire de la province du Zhejiang. Il doit son nom à ses feuilles roulées en billes. Les Chinois l'appellent 珠茶 (zhūchá, « perles de thé »).

Les pays du Maghreb importent du Gunpowder pour servir de base au thé à la menthe.[réf. nécessaire]

La production du Gunpowder remonte à la dynastie Tang (618907) mais son introduction à Taïwan ne date que des années 1800.

Des feuilles brillantes indiquent un thé jeune et témoignent d'une bonne qualité.

Variétés

Temple of Heaven Gunpowder ou Pinhead Gunpowder 
De grade élevé, belle couleur et infusion.
Formosa Gunpowder 
Originaire de Taïwan et préparé comme le Gunpowder, il possède cependant ses caractéristiques propres.
Ceylon Gunpowder 
Une variété cultivée au Sri Lanka, généralement au-delà de 1800 mètres d'altitude.

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  • gunpowder — early 15c., from GUN (Cf. gun) + POWDER (Cf. powder). The Gunpowder Plot was the conspiracy to blow up the Houses of Parliament on Nov. 5, 1605, while the King, Lords and Commons were assembled there …   Etymology dictionary

  • gunpowder — [gun′pou΄dər] n. 1. an explosive powder, esp. a blackish mixture of sulfur, potassium nitrate, and charcoal, used as a charge in cartridges, shells, etc., for blasting, in fireworks, etc. 2. GUNPOWDER TEA …   English World dictionary

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  • gunpowder — index ammunition, bomb Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gunpowder — ► NOUN 1) an explosive consisting of a powdered mixture of saltpetre, sulphur, and charcoal. 2) a fine green China tea, the leaves of which are rolled up into pellets …   English terms dictionary

  • Gunpowder — For other meanings, see gunpowder (disambiguation). Black powder for muzzleloading rifles and pistols in FFFG granulation size. Coin (diameter 24 mm) for comparison. Gunpowder, also known since in the late 19th century as black powder, was the… …   Wikipedia

  • gunpowder — gunpowdery, adj. /gun pow deuhr/, n. 1. an explosive mixture, as of potassium nitrate, sulfur, and charcoal, used in shells and cartridges, in fireworks, for blasting, etc. 2. Also called gunpowder tea. a fine variety of green China tea, each… …   Universalium

  • gunpowder — n. 1) smokeless gunpowder 2) a grain of gunpowder * * * [ gʌnˌpaʊdə] a grain of gunpowder smokeless gunpowder …   Combinatory dictionary

  • gunpowder — Explosive Ex*plo sive, n. 1. An explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as {gunpowder}, {TNT}, {dynamite}, or {nitro glycerine}. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. A sound produced by an explosive impulse of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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