Using room temperature water in the inner tea bowl, boiled water in the outer bowl, slowly brings up the temperature of the leaves.
Adjust the time from 30–60 seconds depending on the thickness of your gaiwan (thicker walls, more time.) This will give your greens a much different character.
- Preheat gaiwan
- Add room temperature water to faircup
- Add leaves to gaiwan
- Fill gaiwan with water from faircup
- Steep for 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on thickness.
- Decant into (empty!) faircup
Look out for the bloopers reel, in which I step in front of the camera and an exasperated Yumcha cuts off my arm and handily turns it into a delicious home cooked meal.