American Civil War Gunpowder Tea

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
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Elmwood Inn was already 20 years old when 75,000 troops descended on our tiny village of Perryville in October 1862. Gunpowder green tea would have been the tea of choice for the fortunate soldier who could secure a bit for his knapsack. Merchant John Burton, Elmwood's first owner, stocked it in his general store but hid it along with other valuables as the invading armies scavenged their way across the region. 

You'll find our commemorative tea tins in the National Park gift shops at Gettysburg National Park, Manassas, and at the Lincoln Home in Springfield, Illinois.

Ingredients: Green Tea.
Tea From: China
Antioxidant Level: High
Caffeine Content: Medium

Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:
AMOUNT TO USE: Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour
170ºF water over tea. DO NOT POUR BOILING WATER OVER GREEN TEA!
BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 3-7 minutes. Milk & sugar are not recommended.
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 77ºC/170ºF. Minimum Brewing Temperature: 74ºC/165ºF.


Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
AMOUNT TO USE: To make 1 L/1 QT, put 12 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of
170ºF water over tea. DO NOT POUR BOILING WATER OVER GREEN TEA!
BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 3-7 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water, garnish and sweeten to taste.
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE:
77ºC/170ºF. Minimum Brewing Temperature: 74ºC/165ºF.

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