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Arrange tea ware.
Pour boiling water into the tea pot and fill up to 70%. This is to heat up the tea pot.
After 20 seconds, remove hot water from the warmed tea pot.
Usually 1g is equivalent to 25〜50ml of water. For the small tea pot for 1 to 2 persons, 3-4g is sufficient.
The tea pot in the photo is about 200ml and therefore we take tea leaf around 5g.
Pour boiling water onto tea leaf up to 50% of the volume of tea pot. It is not for washing purpose, but to heat up the tea leaf and open them up.
Once again pours off hot water within 10 seconds. Usually we recommend 7 seconds.
Pour boiling water into tea pot up to 90%.
You can feel the aroma through the upcoming steam.
Gently place the lid and leave it for 55 seconds. For second brewing leave it for 45 seconds, follow by 55 seconds for the third brewing.
In China, they pour boiling water over the cap in order to keep the tea pot warm. But this method never used in Taiwan as they think tea pot is hot enough.
While waiting for brewing, pour hot water from pitcher into the tea cups in order to warm them up. But this is not practiced in Taiwan as they believe there is no need to warm up the tea cup.
Pour tea into pitcher completely. It is important to enjoy the following brewing.
Pour tea from the right end which is supposed to be served for the guest.
The last one is meant for the host.