Gunpowder Tea

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  1. angevine

    angevine Member

    My great grandfather used to swear by drinking gunpowder tea - two
    teaspoons every day.
    He was convinced it was a great source of vitality and the key to a long life.
    He lived to the ripe old age of 98;
    leaving twelve children,
    21 grand-children,
    seventeen great-grandchildren,

    and a fifty metre crater where the crematorium used to be. Boom Boom!
  2. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Where can I get some ;)
  3. silentbrain

    silentbrain New Member

    Holy crap, hahaha!
    Well, it was originally developed for that purpose, apparently...
    Although it's final use is the exact opposite...
  4. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

    Hey we use nitrates in the ER to save hearts, there must be something to it, and no, no one has been detonated by using the shock paddles on someone during resuscitation!
  5. Lepercan

    Lepercan Member

    Gunpowder tea really is a type of tea. And while on a trip a year or so ago, I found some gunpowder tea in a shop in Ft Worth and, at the same place, found some of the dried Habanero powder I like to use in my chili.
    When I got home, I marked two plastic jars with the appropriate names and emptied my purchases into them. As I poured the second one I noticed I had inadvertently switched the containers. "What the heck, I'm the only one who uses either and I'll remember."
    Imagine my daughter's surprise when she decided to try dad's new tea...

  6. Al hazlet

    Al hazlet Member

    Gunpowder Tea is called that because the leaves are rolled into balls and dried and they look like corned powder (they look like gunpowder grains as used in cannon). It's good tea, certainly one of my favorites, but not so much the explosive...
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