Japanese tea becomes more flavorful with a little extra effort.
Today, I’d like to share with you a few simple tips to enjoy Japanese tea more!
By pouring boiling water into a teacup instead of directly into the teapot, the temperature of the hot water is lowered, making it suitable for brewing tea.
This will also help you measure the optimal amount of water and keep the teacup warm. When pouring tea from the teapot, divide the tea into several portions and pour it into the teacup to evenly distribute the flavor of the extracted tea.
The last drop of tea is called the golden drop and is said to be especially rich in aroma. In addition, by pouring out the tea exactly, no excess extraction occurs in the Kyusu(Teapot) while you are drinking the tea, so you can maintain the flavor of the tea even when you enjoy it a second or third time by adding hot water.
If you want to get even more advanced
If you want to make even better tasting tea, you should also pay attention to the type of water and Kyusu(Teapot).
It is said that soft water is the best water for Japanese tea. If you use a Kyusu with a tea strainer that is attached directly to the inside of the Kyusu, the tea leaves will jump around in the Kyusu easily, and you will be able to brew a more fragrant tea.
Moon Rabbit Kutani Japanese Teapot
This lovely Kutani teapot is painted with jumping rabbits playing in the field in the moonlit night. The color of gold moon stands out on a black base.
In Japan, it is said that there are rabbits on the moon and this belief has derived from the shapes of the craters on the moon which are said to look like rabbits.
The capacity is 360ml, which is enough to fill 2 cups of tea. The shape of the spout is easy to wash and dry.