How to Make Good Cups of Tea (for two)
Shincha is the type of tea of which you better enjoy the aroma rather than the taste. The aromas are easily drawn out with hot water at higher temperatures, but at the same time, bitterness and astringency may also be brought out. Best is to serve the tea quickly to adjust the balance.
- Tea Leaves
- Water Temperature
- Water Amount
- Waiting Time
- 30-40 seconds
(1) Pour boiling water into your cups and tea pot to warm them up and at the same time lower the water temperature. Each time you transfer the hot water to a different vessel, the temperature can by lowered by approximately 10 degrees.
(2) Insert 8 g (approx. 2 teaspoons) of tea leaves in the tea pot. Slowly pour 200 ml of hot water at 80 °C. Be careful when handling hot water!
(3) Wait for 30-40 seconds without moving the pot. Alternately pour the tea little by little into several cups (to distribute the tea evenly). Pour until the last drop and leave the lid of the tea pot open. Pour quickly to avoid bitterness and astringency.
(4) For the second round and on, serve without waiting after pouring hot water in the tea pot.