Gunpowder tea is tightly rolled, then lightly roasted, giving it a dense, dark appearance that is similar to gunpowder. The rolled leaf unfurls when brewed. According to mercantile records, various grades of gunpowder tea were a common import to America. Hand packaged in Charleston, South Carolina by Oliver Pluff & Co. Weight: 9 oz. Width: 2.75 inches. Height: 5.25 inches. Depth: 2.75 inches.