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.

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Steps:

  1. Preheat gaiwan
  2. Add room temperature water to faircup
  3. Add leaves to gaiwan
  4. Fill gaiwan with water from faircup
  5. Steep for 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on thickness.
  6. Decant into (empty!) faircup
  7. Serve

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.