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Basics and Tea Making Tips

How to enjoy Green Tea

For making tea for one 150ml(5.0fl oz)-cup
Varieties of Tea Amount of tea leaves Water temperature Brewing Time Brewing
Green Tea, White Tea, Yellow Tea
<Chinese Tea, Taiwanese Tea>
0.20oz (5-6g) 185-195F
(85-90C)
1-1.5min. 3-4
Fancy Tea
(for 400ml of hot water)
1 for each cup boiling water 3-4min. 3-4
Japanese Tea Sencha 0.15oz (4-5g) 165-175F
(75-80C)
1-1.5min. 1-2
Kamairicha 0.15oz (4-5g) 185-195F
(85-90C)
1-1.5min. 1-2
Gyokuro
(for 60cc of hot water)
0.35oz (8-10g) 130-140F
(55-60C)
2-2.5min. 2-3
Houjicha, Bancha Genmaicha 0.10oz (3-4g) boiling water 30sec-1min. 1-2
Flavored Tea & Herbal Tea Green Tea & Oolong tea based 0.15oz (2.5-3g) boiling water 1.5-2min. 1-2

*This is a standard way of making tea. Simply adjust the amount of tea leaves and brewing time according to your taste.

Sencha

  1. Put the tea leaves into the teapot.
    (4-5g =approx. 2 teaspoonfuls per person)
  2. Pour boiling water into the teacups and allow it to cool down (165-175F) before pouring the hot water into the teapot (3.7fl oz per person) and allow it to brew for 1 minute to 1.5 minute.
    *Hot water rather than boiling water is most effective for extracting the umami of the tea.

How to enjoy Oolong Tea

For making tea for one 150ml(5.0fl oz)-cup
Varieties of Tea Amount of tea leaves Water temperature Brewing Time Brewing
White Tea
<Chinese Tea, Taiwanese Tea>
0.20oz (5-6g) 185-195F
(85-90C)
1-1.5min. 3-4
Oolong Tea Larger Tea leaves 0.18oz (5g) boiling water 45sec.-1min. 2-3
Fine Tea leaves 0.20oz (6g) boiling water 45sec.-1min. 4-5
Flavored Tea & Herbal Tea Oolong tea based 0.15oz (2.5-3g) boiling water 1.5-2min. 1-2

*This is a standard way of making tea. Simply adjust the amount of tea leaves and brewing time according to your taste.

Oolong Tea

Fresh boiling hot water is necessary to make aromatic oolong tea.

  1. Put tea leaves in a relatively small teapot, pour plenty of boiling hot water, brew for 45 seconds to 1 minute and pour the tea into a teacup.
  2. The same tea leaves can be brewed up to 5 to 6 times, when re-using the leaves increase the brewing time by 10 seconds for each new brew.

How to enjoy Black Tea

For making tea for one 150ml(5.0fl oz)-cup
Varieties of Tea Amount of tea leaves Water temperature Brewing Time Brewing
Black Tea Larger Tea leaves 0.10oz (2.5-3g) boiling water 2-3min. 1-2
Fine Tea leaves 0.10oz (2.5-3g) boiling water 1-2min. 1-2
First Flush 0.12oz (3-3.5g) 185-205F (85-95C) 2-2.5min. 1-2
Uva, Ceylon 0.10oz (2.5-3g) boiling water 45sec.-1.5min. 1-2
Puer Tea 0.20oz (5-6g) boiling water 45sec.-1min. 4-5
Flavored Tea & Herbal Tea Black tea based 0.10oz (2.5-3g) boiling water 2.5-3min. 1-2

*This is a standard way of making tea. Simply adjust the amount of tea leaves and brewing time according to your taste.

Black Tea

  1. We recommend using a round teapot that can retain heat.
  2. Warm the teapot in advance with hot water.
  3. Use a teaspoon to put the tea leaves in the pot and then pour fresh boiling water on to the tea leaves.
  4. Taste the tea a few times, when the flavor suites your taste, remove the tea leaves and pour your freshly brewed black tea into a teacup.

How to enjoy Wellness Tea

For making tea for one 150ml(5.0fl oz)-cup
Varieties of Tea Amount of tea leaves Water temperature Brewing Time Brewing
Wellness Tea Rooibos Tea 0.10oz (2.5-3g) boiling water 3-5min. 1-2
Mate Tea 0.10oz (2.5-3g) 167-185F (75-85C) 3-5min. 1-2
ORZO 0.10oz (2-3g) boiling water 3-5min. 1-2

*This is a standard way of making tea. Simply adjust the amount of tea leaves and brewing time according to your taste.

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos tea can be brewed in the same way as black tea but the active ingredients which include flavonoids and minerals will increase in flavour when it is decocted.

  1. Put approx. 0.12oz of tea leaves (1.5 teaspoonful) and decoct for 10 minutes at low heat.
  2. Rooibos tea can be drunk hot or cold, but when it is cooled with the tea leaves in the teapot the active ingredients will be even more potent.
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