These tea leaves are specially selected for quality, size & style, they are then rolled into tiny nuggets. Grown in the Zhejiang province of China & in Taiwan. This tea is grown in the latter where generally the better Gunpowder tea is produced. The first tea bushes were planed in Taiwan about 300 years ago with bushes from Fujian Province. The tea growing and production is concentrated around the northern part of Taiwan near Chi-lung.