HOW TO BREW THE BEST JAPANESE GREEN TEA
During processing, Japanese green tea is first steamed and not heat-treated.
The result is that Japanese green tea can be brewed for full flavor using a lower water temperature and less time than other teas.
Next, brewing a pot of Japanese loose leaf green tea is not difficult at all.
The taste of loose leaf tea is generally mild and not overpowering. If your tap water tastes bad, then so probably will your green tea.Fresh, filtered or bottled water for the best tasting tea.
Heating the Water
Heat as much water as needed for the green tea you desire to drink.
It is necessary to bring the water to a boil for the best taste.. For water heating purposes, either a kettle or microwave oven is fine.
How Much Green Tea
One teaspoonful (two grams) per person or cup is sufficient.
However, depending on your own taste, use as much tea as suits you. After gaining brewing experience, it won't be necessary to actually measure the quantity.
Using a tea ball will result in good tasting green tea, but typically it is too small to allow the tea leaves to properly expand during infusion.
This restricts bringing out full flavor. I recommend a teapot that has a removable metal basket in which to place the tea. The tea leaves are placed directly inside this type of pot. .
Infusion Water Temperature
This will vary according to the variety of the green tea . If the water has reached boiling point, then let it cool a few minutes, or add cooler water to bring the temperature down.