Tea is a subjective experience, an ever-evolving dialogue.
Here are my suggestions as you approach a new tea.
Adjust the amount of leaves and brewing time according to your preference. Experiment and enjoy!⚖️⏳ Brewing Tips:
工夫茶 Gongfu cha: 5g / 100 ml, infuse for 10 - 30 seconds. Repeat until the leaves are brewed out.
馬克杯 Mug brewing: 5g / 300 ml, infuse for 3 - 5 minutes. Repeat.
冷泡茶 Cold brewing: 5g - 8g / 750 ml room temperature water, leave in the fridge overnight.
🟤 🟫 For Pressed Teas:
工夫茶 Gongfu cha: 6g / 1 mini tea cake per 100 ml, 20 seconds at first. Once the leaves have loosened up, 5-10 seconds for subsequent infusions until the leaves are brewed out.
馬克杯 Mug brewing: 6g / 1 mini tea cake per 300 ml, infuse for 2 - 5 minutes. Adjust time base on preference. Repeat 3x.
綠茶/白茶 Green and Fresh White Tea: 82°C / 180°F
烏龍茶/紅茶 Oolong and Red Tea: boiling or 98°C / 208°F
生/熟普洱/老白茶 Aged Tea (Sheng Pu’er, Shu pu’er; Aged White Tea): boiling or 96°C / 205°F. Rinse once before brewing.