One of the great things about living in Hawaii is the assortment of Asian things you can easily find around town. This is one of my favorite stores in Chinatown. It is my go to place for tea. I usually buy this Chinese green tea called Extra Gunpowder. When I frist bought this tea, I found the name puzzling. I could not for the life of me figure out the connection between tea and gunpowder. Finally it dawned on me that the tea in its dried form is packed into little balls. When you put them in your tea pot they literally explode into a whole tea leaf. Man, those Chinese got some imagination. I guess I wouldn’t expect anything less from the folks who invented gunpowder in the first place.

3 Comments so far

  1. Jenn M. (unregistered) on June 5th, 2005 @ 11:07 pm

    This looks like Hung Won!

  2. Jenn (unregistered) on June 7th, 2005 @ 2:46 pm

    Oops, I meant Hing Mau. DUHHH!!

  3. Burt (unregistered) on June 7th, 2005 @ 2:49 pm

    Yep, Hing Mau. That’s the one!

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