How to brew tea

1.Cool the boiled water by pouring it into the tea cups
2.Put the tea leaves in
3.Pour the cooled water back to the teapot
4.Wait a bit...
5.Serve equally into each teacup until the final drop is poured
To slightly lower the temperature of the just-boiled water, it is poured into the tea cups, thus both warming the cold cups and lowering the hot water temrtature by about 10°C
Just being aware of these basic principles for tea temperature and waiting time will enable you to change the taste of Japanese green tea to suit your personal preference.
Gyokuro The "Queen" of high-grade green tea Tea leaf quantity (three-person serving)
10g
The tea leaves for Gyokuro are grown in a tea garden shaded by reed screens to avoid the direct sunlight so as to enhance the savory Umami taste while reducing astringency. Water quantity
60ml
Recommended temperature
50°C
Recommended waiting time
150sec.
Sencha Most typical Japanese green tea Tea leaf quantity (three-person serving)
6g
Most frequently consumed green tea in Japan. The tea buds are steamed, massaged and dried. The high-grade Sencha has an excellent balance of savory Umami taste and astringency with a gentle fragrance. Water quantity
270ml
Recommended temperature
80°C
Recommended waiting time
60sec.
Fukamushi
cha
Rich green tea Tea leaf quantity (three-person serving)
6g
The tea leaves are streamed for 2-3 times longer than the regular Sencha. It is easier to brew than Sencha, but it has a rich taste with moderate bitterness and astringency. Water quantity
270ml
Recommended temperature
80°C
Recommended waiting time
30sec.
Genmaicha/ Genmaicha with Matcha Green tea with a delicous roasted-rice aroma Tea leaf quantity (three-person serving)
9g
High temperature roasted rice is added to Bancha and Sencha. This aroma is very popular for both adults and children. Water quantity
390ml
Recommended temperature
90°C
Recommended waiting time
30sec.
Hojicha For your relaxation time Tea leaf quantity (three-person serving)
9g
A mix of Bancha and Sencha is roasted with high temperature. Hojicha has a savory aroma and a light taste. It is a low-caffeine tea so it is recommmended for children and the before sleep Water quantity
390ml
Recommended temperature
90-100°C
Recommended waiting time
30sec.
Matcha Using a Chasaku (tea scoop), put 2-3 scoops of Matcha powder into a Japanese teacup.
Pour hot water in
Using a Chasen (bamboo whisk), whisk it from side to side until foamy.