Whittard’s Gunpowder tea – Review

July 28, 2013Sew White

This is a post about tea!

Since I saw Gunpower tea in my local Whittard I knew I wanted to try it. I was very intrigued to see what something labeled as Gunpowder would taste like.

Sew White Whittard Gunpowder tea 1

I’ve had loose tea before and I have a little tea infuser that I use if it’s tea for one, or just in the teapot if I feel posh!

The tea when i opened the packed smelled amazing! The smell was like being next to a bonfire, drinking tea on bonfire night.  It was lovely and a very comforting smell. It made me want to be wrapped in a wooly jumper when it’s cold outside with a cup of tea to make me feel warm and cosy. Smell is certainly a powerful sense. 

The look of the tea was interesting it reminds me of folded paper.

Sew White Whittard Gunpowder tea 2

The packaging says on the side to “add 2-3 teaspoons of tea to a 6-cup pot”. As there was just me it was a bit of a trial of trying to see how much that would be. The first attempt was far too strong it was about half a teaspoon of tea and it could have been just a bit less as it brews strong so don’t leave it too long. It has a lovely clear yellow/orange colour, it seems very exotic! 

I really like green teas as it’s nice to have tea without milk sometimes. 

It was a very refreshing, thirst quenching tea which is slightly sweet and very cosy and relaxing. There is a really nice after taste too which is sort like the smell of a wood fire in taste form. It is hard to explain but is lovely!

The name Gunpowder tea was named after the look of the leaves as they are rolled so tightly they have been mistaken for gunpowder. I thought that was quiet interesting!

I absolutely love this tea and it is the perfect autumn winter tea.


  • Jen @ Blue Kitchen Bakes

    July 30, 2013 at 9:36 am

    This used to be my favourite tea from Whittards when they used to sell it as teabags, was so disappointed when they stopped selling it. I have a nice little teapot for one now so I’ll have to treat myself to some of the loose leaf version.

    1. SewWhite

      July 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm

      I think teabags would be great for this tea as making a pot for one can be a bit of a hassle sometimes. If it was teabags I would drink it so much more!

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