What does Gong Fu mean tea?

What does Gong Fu mean tea? Gongfu Cha (literally, “Kung Fu Tea”) is a traditional Chinese term that refers to brewing tea with discipline and skill.

How much tea do you use for gongfu? The amount of tea to use depends on the preference of the user, but roughly 1 gram of tea for every 15 milliliters of water is a good starting point. If your gaiwan is around 100 ml, then start with about 6 g.

How do you drink gongfu tea? 

The gong fu cha method in five steps
  1. Warm up. First, warm your teapot (or gaiwan) and teacups with boiling water.
  2. Rinse. Fill the teapot with tea leaves in a 5g/150ml ratio.
  3. Brew. Pour water into the brewing vessel.
  4. Serve.
  5. Repeat.

What is a tea gaiwan? The Gaiwan is a traditional Chinese tea brewing vessel comprised of three parts including the lid, bowl, and saucer. Translating literally to “lid and bowl,” the Gaiwan is most often made from porcelain and flourished during the Ming dynasty when loose leaf teas came into fashion.

What does Gong Fu mean tea? – Additional Questions

Can you drink tea from gaiwan?

To drink from the gaiwan, hold the saucer in the palm of the right hand and use the thumb to steady the cup. Using your left hand, lift the lid by the knob, tilt the lid away so that it holds back the leaves and sip the tea. Alternatively, the tea can be poured into the serving pitcher and then into the tasting cups.

Do Japanese use gaiwan?

Shiboridashi: the Japanese version of the gaiwan. The shiboridashi is a kind of Japanese version of the gaiwan, but its design is even more pared down since it does not have a saucer.

What is the purpose of a gaiwan?

A gaiwan is a small vessel for brewing tea that takes the place of a teapot. Gaiwans have been used in China since the Ming Dynasty and consist of three parts: a bowl, lid, and saucer. It is typically small enough that all three parts can be picked up in one hand.

How much tea is in a gaiwan?

We recommend using 5-7g of tea in a medium gaiwan (usually 5-6 oz capacity). For a curled green tea like Laoshan Green, 5 grams fills a generous heaped tablespoon, plus a heaped teaspoon. For flat pressed green teas like Mrs. Li’s Shi Feng Dragonwell, 5 grams fills about 2 tablespoons.

How do you use a gaiwan teapot?

How do you make gaiwan tea?

Steps to brew tea in a gaiwan:
  1. Choose quality water. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Preheat your teaware. Preheat your gaiwan by pouring hot water in and out.
  3. Add the right amount of leaves. Add tea leaves to gaiwan.
  4. Rinse the tea leaves.
  5. Learn how to use gaiwan.
  6. Pouring and drinking.
  7. Re-steep.

How do you use gaiwan without burning yourself?

Three alternative ways to hold:
  1. Index finger on lid, thumb and ring finger lift the saucer.
  2. Thumb on lid, other fingers under the saucer.
  3. Two thumbs on lid, other fingers lift the saucer on both sides.

How much black tea is in gaiwan?

For our standard gaiwan (between 90 and 100 ml), we usually use between 6 and 7 grams of tea. For other teas, such as black teas and oolongs, we usually use between 4 and 5 grams.

How do you rinse tea leaves?

Is it necessary to rinse tea leaves?

Green tea and black teas generally don’t require rinsing and if you do, there will be a 20% loss in healthy compounds after a 20 second rinse. Do rinse, if you worry about impurities. Oolong and ripe pu erh tea have higher chances of containing impurities, and it’s a good practice to always rinse.

Why do Chinese Rinse tea?

Rinsing tea helps to “awaken” the tea leaves

The second is that the tea leaves are given a “microsteep” so they are pre-soaked, which allows you to flush the dust and fannings away from your higher quality teas giving you a smoother cup.

Should I wash my tea leaves?

Why do you pour out the first cup of tea?

If you are brewing in a pot and pour out into cups, the first cup will have the lightest tea and the last cup will have the strongest.

Should you throw out the first steep of tea?

Judging from the brewing method and the characteristics of the tea leaves, we should not waste the first brew. In particular, top tea like high-end single-bud green tea and black tea can only be brewed two or three times. For Oolong tea, Dark tea, and Pu’er tea, we recommend drinking them AFTER washing the tea.

Does rinsing a tea bag remove caffeine?

The common misconception has been that by rinsing the tea with boiling water, most of the caffeine will be washed away, while all the good nutrients stay. So if you have been rinsing your teas to get less caffeine in your brew, chances are it hasn’t affected it by much.

What tea has the most caffeine?

Black tea. Black contains the highest amount of caffeine, ranging between 64 and 112 milligrams (mg) per 8-fluid ounce (fl oz) serving. Black tea does not contain calories, fats, protein, fiber, vitamins, or sugar.

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