Fountain Tea House – 博雅茗筑

Brewing Green Tea

“Enjoy the true taste of Green Tea by sipping it slowly.”

There are many different ways of brewing Green Tea. The choice will depend on your own personal preference.

– Ceramic Cup
– Ceramic Tea Pot
– Coffee maker
– Chinese Green Tea Ceremony

(1) Ceramic Cup

Ceramic tea mug

Simply put 3 grams (approximately one teaspoon) of loose Green Tea into a ceramic cup (6 ounces to 8 ounces) or inside the ceramic filter of the cup if there is one. Then pour freshly boiling water (for best results please use water at the temperature of 80 degrees Celsius or 170 degree Fahrenheit) into your ceramic cup. Put a cover on top of the cup, and let it sit for 3 minutes.

Appreciation of Green Tea is not limited to the taste of drinking. You can use your other senses as well. When you open the cover of the cup, smell the tea first to enjoy its pleasant aroma. Then take a look at the bright green color of the tea and you will find the leaves gently unfolding in your cup. Allow yourself to relax and slowly sip your first taste of the tea. Let it roll down your tongue and savor the subtle scent of the sweet grass. Slowly, you will enjoy every sip of your Green Tea.

When one third of the tea is all that is left in the cup, you can add more hot water. You can repeat the above procedure with the same loose Green Tea leaves up to three times or more.

(2) Ceramic Tea Pot

chinese tea pot

Preheat your teapot by rinsing it with hot water. Then add the loose tea leaves according to the size of your teapot (for example, 2 teaspoons for 6 teacups of boiling water). Next, pour the freshly boiling, distilled water (80 degrees Celsius or 170 degrees Fahrenheit) into your ceramic teapot.   Cover the teapot for five minutes.

Serve the tea to yourself and your guests in teacups and slowly enjoy every sip of your tea.

You may repeat the process twice using the same tea leaves.

(3) Coffee Maker

Coffee Maker

You might consider trying this fast and easy method to see whether it’s convenient for you and fits your personal taste. It is important to make sure that your coffee maker does not carry any leftover coffee taste which will affect the aroma of the Green Tea. Some people simply use the coffeemaker strictly for tea brewing. Treat the loose Green Tea as if it were ground coffee by putting it in a filter paper.   Proper proportion is 1 teaspoon of tea leaves for three teacups of spring water. Follow the same procedure as you would if you were brewing coffee. Water boiled through the coffee maker has the same temperature required for brewing the Green Tea.

Enjoy drinking it in the morning to give you vigor and vitality all day long.

You may repeat the same process twice.

(4) Chinese Green Tea Brewing Tradition

Tea ceremony

This is an authentic chinese brewing tradition that has been practiced through the ages. This method brings the person or group to the peak of their senses, to enjoy the aroma, the color and the taste of the brewed Green Tea.

You are welcomed to join our traditional Chinese tea ceremony in our tea house, our tea master will demostrate the chinese brewing tradition to you.


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