Whether you prefer a light, full bodied, or a strong brew, making a satisfying cup of tea doesn’t have to be rocket science #gongfucha. Think of it as a ritual akin to your daily workout and it becomes as easy as 1-2-3!
3+ gram tea (full bodied) or 5+ gram (strong brew)
200 ml pure water
teapot and cup(s)
1. The Warm-up
Bring water to a boil.
Add 3g to 5g tea leaves to vessel.
Rinse leaves by pouring boiling in and out of the vessel.
*Gong Fu tip #1: Pour hot water over teapot and cups to bring them to temperature.
2. The Workout
Pour 200ml boiling water and put lid on.
Set timer to 5 minutes and Go!
Note: Oolong tea leaves are more robust than green tea and require water temperature upwards of 94 degrees, a boil does the trick.
*Gong Fu tip #2: Making the perfect cup is all about balance. The three main variables in your control are the amount of tea leaves, the amount of water, and the infusion length.
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