Gunpowder Pearls deliver a robust cup of tea at an affordable price. While some greens steep up light or delicate, these pearls keep a solid flavor foundation with moderate astringency and a hint of sweetness, reminiscent of a black tea. Then the overtones are uniquely green, with subtle hints of tart fruit (think green apple) and spring flowers. If you like a bold cup of tea, or you’re trying to reduce caffeine without sacrificing flavor, give our Gunpowder Pearls a try. We recommended brewing at 185° F, but for a more delicate cup, reduce the temperature or steeping time.

Gunpowder” indicates the process of rolling tea leaves into round pellets, so that they resemble the namesake. You may find black or oolong gunpowder teas, but green tea is by far the most common.

Maybe you’re trying to move away from coffee? This is a great tea to keep in your cabinet. Or maybe you’re curious to try gong fu? This tea will get you started, with a flavor profile that adapts well to most any style of brewing. Cheers to finding your new tea ritual.


Lake Missoula Tea Company commits to direct-sourcing teas and botanicals from sustainable farms. First we choose organic ingredients, and then we create our blends in small batches. In short, we love to drink this stuff, and we’re proud to share with you the tastiest, freshest tea possible. Store away from light and oxygen, and your teas will keep for a good long time.


Organic Chinese green tea

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Gunpowder Pearls

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  • Farm Direct
  • Single Origin
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Full-bodied, with green apple and floral overtones. An ideal daily green tea.

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136 E Broadway St, Missoula
Judy Hogg
Best store in Montana possibly in all of the United States. I don't know. This is the first Gong Fu tea shop I've ever been to. I came in for a matcha whisk because I donated mine to a museum. Before I left a random customer who was introduced to me as a regular bought me tea. I hugged him which isn't something I normally do. But I was incredibly thankful. Then the man behind the counter gave me a free sample. I went in looking for a simple tool and left with tea and a happy spirit. I am looking forward to making it back as soon as possible! I loved it. I think it will always hold a special place in my blood pumping organ.
Sari Barnes
This atmosphere of this shop is so wonderfully cozy and pleasant. The menu has such a nice selection of to-go options and the loose teas to purchase for home brewing are phenomenal and in vast selection. The service was quick and friendly. I came here with my family and we bought many of the different teas to try, as well as some to-go teas. My sister and I really enjoyed their house Chai. It was the perfect amount of spice and tea, like a spicy hug for your soul. I will be recommending this shop to others in the future.
Brooke Blackler
I've been going to Lake Missoula Tea Company for years, and recently have had the privilege of putting some of their tea in my store. The quality of the tea is fantastic, and the blends are delightful. I have also attended one of their tasting / learning events and it was great. I highly recommend their downtown store for meeting with friends, family or even just for a nice place to go and have a cup of perfectly brewed tea.
Tim Specht
Amazing variety great prices and they'll brew top shelf teas you may be reluctant to buy before trying for a dollar more. Great selection for Missoula. Friendly knowledgeable staff and beautiful tea sets and accessories
Ashley Nelson
The atmosphere was so relaxing and pleasant I could stay there all day! The staff are super helpful and polite and helped me with all my questions (not to mention some helpful tips from patrons as well). The tea they have is top notch and all the selection you could ask for