How to Make a Good Cup of Tea --- Brewing Green Tea

The true aroma, taste, and quality of the tea can be displayed only through correct brewing and tasting. There are diversified Chinese teas and each tea has its unique flavor that requires a unique way of brewing. Only by understanding the characteristics of the teas, grasping the reasonable brewing procedures, and practicing them repeatedly can one succeed in making a good cup of Chinese tea. Tea brewing can not only meet people’s material demands, but more importantly, cultivate their moral characters and mould their temper in the process.

Brewing Green Tea

The green tea is normally brewed with a 100ml to 150ml glass. Put two to five grams of green tea leaves into the glass and pour in 150ml boiling water. For the fine and tender high-quality tea, more tea leaves can be used depending on the drinker’s need.

 

The green tea can be brewed in various ways. The commonest ways include upper application, medium application, and lower application.

Upper application of the green tea

 

First, warm up the tea cup with hot water. Then, pour in hot water, wait for the right temperature, and put in tea leaves. In this way, the tenderness of the green tea is best preserved. The tea leaves will unfold and sink slowly one by one, a beautiful scene to enjoy.

 

Medium application of the green tea

First, warm up the tea cup with hot water. Then, pour in hot water between 70'c-80'c to fill one third of the cup, put in proper amount of tea leaves, and let them absorb water and fully unfold. Finally, pour in hot water from a highly lifted teapot to free the soluble substances from the tea as quickly as possible. In this way, the tea leaves can timely unfold to show the tender tea buds, guaranteeing a fresh and strong tea taste.

 

Lower application of the green tea

 

First, warm up the tea cup with hot water. Then, put proper amount of tea leaves into the cup and pour in hot water between 70'c-85'c . Turn the teacup anticlockwise for several circles to let the tea leaves fully contact with the water. This brewing method can fully release the color, aroma, and taste of the green tea.

Different green teas have different characteristics and require different brewing methods.the upper application applies to the green tea with superb tenderness such as BiLuoChun, XingYan MaoJian, and MengDing GanLu. The medium appliaction applies to the tender and compact high-quality green tea such as HuangShan MaoFeng and LuShan YunWu. The lower application applies to the high-quality green tea with fat and strong buds and leaves such as the XiHu LongJing, ZhuYeQing, LiuAn GuaPian and TaiPing HouKui. In addition, brewing method can also be chosen on the drinker’s personal likes and dislikes.

Tea ceremony for the green tea

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