How to Make Good Cups of Tea (for two)
Use a big tea pot. Yanagi tea leaves are large and coarse when dry, but even expand further by absorbing water.
- Tea Leaves
- Water Temperature
- Water Amount
- Waiting Time
- 20-30 seconds
(1) Insert 12 g (approx. 4 teaspoons) of tea leaves in the tea pot. Slowly pour 300 ml of hot water at 100 °C. Be careful when handling hot water!
(2) Wait for 20-30 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.
Unlike sencha and other variations, Yanagi will lose it's flavour and fragrance after the second round and on.