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.