Guides

The act of making tea is a naturally intuitive process where preparations are generally suited to taste preference. However, when it comes to Japanese green tea, two things to always consider when brewing are temperature and time.

All Wabi teas are grown in remote tea-growing regions of Japan, where all green tea leaves are steamed vs. roasted. This makes the tea far more sensitive than your standard cuppa, but this characteristic is what enables an artful and elegant tea experience.

The delicate nature of high grade matcha green tea powder makes it sensitive to very hot water, so it is recommended to prepare with water no hotter than ~80°C. And loose leaf tea leaves require attention on both temperature and brewing time – if left too long to steep they can unforgiving and may result in bitterness. So, be ever mindful in your preparations and keep your eye on your time and temp. For more detail check the guides below. 

Preparations

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Matcha

Matcha

Sift 1-2 scoops [1/2 tsp] into a tea bowl. Add a splash of hot water at ~80°C*. Swirl into a liquid paste with whisk. Top up with ~100ml of hot water. Whisk in a rapid zigzag motion until frothy. Adjust water quantity according to taste. Keep airtight in a cool dry environment after use to preserve quality.

*Due to the delicate nature of matcha, it is best to brew with water no hotter than 80°C. Recommend using temperature controlled kettle or wait 3-5 mins after kettle has boiled.

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Matcha Genmaicha

Matcha Genmaicha

Infuse 1 tsp of leaves in 120-200ml of hot water [teapot or strainer] at ~70°C* for 30-60 seconds. Repeat infusion and adjust brewing according to taste.

*Due to the delicate nature of the tea leaves, it is best to brew with water no hotter than 70°C. Recommend using temperature controlled kettle or wait 3-5 mins after kettle has boiled.

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Sencha

Sencha

Infuse 1 tsp of leaves in 120-200ml of hot water [teapot or strainer] at ~70°C* for 60-90 seconds. Repeat infusion and adjust brewing according to taste.

*Due to the delicate nature of the tea leaves, it is best to brew with water no hotter than 70°C. Recommend using temperature controlled kettle or wait 3-5 mins after kettle has boiled.

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