To make a delicious cup of tea, you need to follow:

Yame Central Tea Garden
  • Amount of Water
  • Temperature of Water
  • Amount of Tea Leaves
  • Steeping Time

Other Important Things to Remember:

  • Use soft water for best results.
  • Be sure to bring the water to a boil.
  • Use the appropriate teapot and teacup for the variety of tea being used.
  • Warm up your teacup with hot water before pouring tea into it.
  • When pouring tea for several people, pour a little at a time into each person’s teacup. That way each person will have a perfect cup of tea.
  • Pour out every last drop of tea from the teapot.
  • Leave the lid off the teapot for the next batch of tea you make.

How to Make a Good Cup of Tea

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Reference Table for Making Yamecha:

Gyokuro People:3 Teapot:90ml Teacup:40ml Tea:10g
Hot Water:20ml Temp:50℃ Steeping Time:120s
Sencha (top grade) People:3 Teapot:250ml Teacup:100ml Tea:9g
Hot Water:60ml Temp:70℃ Steeping Time:90s
Sencha (medium grade) People:3 Teapot:360ml Teacup:150ml Tea:9g
Hot Water:80ml Temp:80℃ Steeping Time:60s
Hojicha People:5 Teapot:800ml Teacup:200ml Tea:15g
Hot Water:120ml Temp:100℃ (Boiling) Steeping Time:30s
Bancha People:5 Teapot:800ml Teacup:200ml Tea:15g
Hot Water:120ml Temp:100℃ (Boiling) Steeping Time:30s