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We are sorry, but, we are no longer accepting new orders
at Bouncing Bear Botanicals, but you can puchase
many of our products at MrBotanicals.com


Japanese Green Tea Step By Step Instructions

STEP by STEP INSTRUCTION

1. Boil water well
It is a good idea to boil water for 4 to 5 minutes at medium heat. It will make good water for tea.

2. Cool down the boiled water
Pour the boiled water into serving cup(s) and bring down to ideal temperature.
Gyokuro ..........................60°C(140°F)
High quality Sencha..........................
..........................70~80°C (158~176°F)
Mecha / Aracha..............80°C(176°F)
Genmaicha / Kukicha......90°C(194°F)
Houjicha .........................95°C(203°F)

3. Place tea leaves into a teapot and let them steep
Sencha/Genmaicha........ 5g for 3 people
Gyokuro/Houjicha..... 7~10g for 3 people
then pour hot water from the cups to a teapot. Time the steeping as follows
Gyokuro .............................. 2 minutes
Sencha/Genmaicha............ 1 minute
Sencha...............................1 minute
Houjicha ............................30 seconds

4. Pour little amount to each cup, take turns to fill
Pour the even amount of tea into each cup, ensuring the same color in each cup. Pour until the last drop and empty the pot completely.

5.Remove tea leaves gathered around head
Tap a bottom of teapot, it makes gathered tea leaves drop onto the bottom of the teapot.

6. For the second infusion
At the same temperature, however you don't have to wait as the leaves are already open. If you wait, it will make tea bitter.

This article was published on Tuesday 07 September, 2010.
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