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Tea Brewing Guides

 
Gong Fu vs. Western Style Brewing
For Gong Fu Brewing increase the quantity of tea leaves by 4-6 times that
you use for Western preparation of tea.
Add tea leaves to a Gaiwan.
Pour hot water over tea leaves.
     Steep 15-20 seconds.
Pour all tea out of Gaiwan, into a tea cup, keeping
tea leaves in Gaiwan.
Western Style

BREWING TIME AND TEMPERATURE - 6OZ/180ml water

Type of Tea

Amount of tea 

Water Temperature 

Water Temperature

Infusion Time

White Tea

2- 3 tsp

175-185 F

85 C

3m

Green Tea

1 -2 tsp

158-175 F

80 C

1-3m

Oolong Tea

2 -3 tsp

185 -203 F

90 C – 100 C

2-3m

Black Tea

1-2 tsp

205 F

95 C

2-5m

Pu-erh

1-2 tsp

212 F

100 C

3m

Yellow Tea 

1- 1.5 tsp

185 F

85 C

3m

Herbal Tea

1-2 tsp

212 F

100 C

3-5m

 

 Gongfu Style

BREWING TIME AND TEMPERATURE FOR 100-120 ml water

Type of Tea

Amount of tea 

Water Temperature 

Water Temperature

Infusion Time

White Tea

3.5-4 tsp

185 F

85 C

20 Sec

Green Tea

3-3.5 tsp

185 F

80 C

20 Sec

Oolong Tea (Ball)

6-6.5 tsp

210 F

99 C

25 Sec

Oolong Tea (Strip)

4.5-5 tsp

210 F

99 C

20 Sec

Black Tea

4- 4.5 tsp

195 F – 205 F

90 - 95 C

15 Sec

Pu-erh (Ripe)

5 tsp

205 F

95 C

10 Sec

Pu-erh (Raw)

5 tsp

205 F

95 C

10 Sec

Yellow Tea

3.5 – 4 tsp

185 F

85 C

15 Sec