Brewing Sencha with no fancy instruments! (two easy methods)


in this video we will show you that
brewing loose leaf tea is not hard! The main reason why people choose tea bags
instead of loose leaf tea is because they think it is difficult to brew loose
leaf tea! We will show you two quick methods you can use every day to brew
tea and that you can easily do at home without any fancy instruments! And at the end of this video we will give you more tips on how to better enjoy your tea! In both methods we will use 2 to 4 grams of Sencha which is around 1 to 2 teaspoons. You can start with 1 teaspoon, and you can go up later according to your liking. We will also use 150 ml or 5 ounces of water If you don’t have a measuring cup
use a regular cup that you know the size as a reference; for example 2/3 of an 8
ounce mug. We will also use a water temperature of 170 to 180 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can reach the right temperature by boiling the
water and then letting it sit for a couple of minutes. The first method we will talk about is using a simple metal strainer. You will start by placing the desired amount of tea in the cup, pour the water in the cup
and wait for 60 seconds then pour the tea into another cup
through a strainer and enjoy! The second method is using a tea infuser! it is better to always use a big basket style infuser like the one you see here because it will give more room for the tea to infuse. Avoid using teabags or
small ball-style infusers as the tea will clog up the pores when it expands during
brewing. Place the tea in the infuser inside the cup. Pour the water Wait for 60 seconds and then remove the infuser and enjoy! Tips to better enjoy your tea: 1- A higher water temperature and longer brewing durations will result in bitter
tea with poor character. 2- Consider warming the tea cup by pouring hot water into the cup and then emptying it before use. 3- If brewing the tea a second or third
time, brew for only 30 seconds as the tea leaves have already opened up. Remember that there is a lot of debate on the best brewing method, as well as eastern
and western styles, however, there is no right or wrong and it’s all a matter of preference and you can always adjust the water to tea ratio according to your taste. To brew and enjoy the best cup of tea, it is extremely important to do both:
choose excellent tea leaves and brew that tea properly! There is an expression
that says “you can never brew good tea from a bad leaf, but you can always brew
bad tea even with a good leaf”

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