HOW TO BREW OUR JAPANESE GREEN TEA

HOW TO BREW OUR JAPANESE GREEN TEA

Temperature, amount of leaf, type of water and steep time are important factors you need to get right to make the perfect cup of Japanese green tea. Too hot or too long and the tea will become bitter and undrinkable (high levels of caffeine and tannins).  A lot of it is just trial and error so experiment a bit. The guide below for the different types of tea we sell will help you on your way to making the perfect cuppa. Just remember the better the grade of tea the lower the temperature and longer steep times (higher umami and sweetness). A second steep is generally  better with a higher temperature and a shorter brewing period. If you can get hold of soft water that would be a bonus too.

 

Organic Fukamushicha & non-organic Fukamushicha 
Tea: 4g (0.14 oz. = 1 heaped tsp.)
Water: 1 cup (200ml)
Temperature: (75 - 85°C)
Steep Time: 30 - 40 seconds 

Organic Sencha
Tea: 4g (0.14 oz. = 1 heaped tsp.)
Water: 1 cup (200ml)
Temperature: (70 - 80°C)
Steep Time: 45 seconds - 1 minute 

Organic Genmai Matcha
Tea: 4g (0.14 oz. = 1 heaped tsp.)
Water: 1 cup (200ml)
Temperature: (80 - 90°C)
Steep Time: 15 seconds 

Organic Kukicha
Tea: 4g (0.14 oz. = 1 heaped tsp.)
Water: 1 cup (200ml)
Temperature: (75 - 85°C)
Steep Time: 20 - 40 seconds 

Organic Kabusecha
Tea: 4g (0.14 oz. = 1 heaped tsp.)
Water: 1 cup (200ml)
Temperature: (60 - 80°C)
Steep Time: 90 - 120 seconds

Organic Reicha
Tea: 4g (0.14 oz. = 1 heaped tsp.)
Water: 1 cup (200ml)
Temperature: (15°C)
Steep Time: 90 - 120 seconds 

Organic Black Tea
Tea: 4g (0.14 oz. = 1 heaped tsp.)
Water: 1 cup (200ml)
Temperature: (100°C)
Steep Time: 120 seconds