A guide how to brew sencha and karigane;
|１.Prepare a required number of teacups.Filling each cup about 1/8 full with hot water.Wait till the water temperature drops down to 70℃(158℉)for sencha and between 80℃(176℉) and 85℃(176℉)for karigane.|
|2.Put tea leaves into the teapot between 10g and 15g(2tablespoonfuls for three servings).|
|3.Pour hot water,which has cooled down to the temperatures specified above,into the teapot,and let it steep for one minute for sencha and a little bit longer for karigane.|
|4.Pour the steeped tea into three teacups little by little into each cup alternately and drain it off fully without leaving any drops in the teapot.For the second steep and later steep with the same tea leaves,make steeping time short.|
A guide how to brew Asamiya bancha;
●From second steep and later,you don’t need to wait for steeping.
●When you heat water in the kettle,wait till the water has come to a boil. Put tea leaves and then stop heating to have it ready for serving.
●Bancha can also be drunk as excellent cold brewed tea. Do not cool down its temperature rapidly.Wait for sometime until cools down naturally and then store in the refrigerator.