The first two infusions give the meat of the tea.
The 3rd and 4th infusions give the marrow of the tea.
There are many ways to make a good cup of tea.
Important thing to remember, is a good cup of tea begins with
hight to medium quality tea leaves and good water.
1. Teaware must be clean
2.Water needs to be boiled at the appropriate stage for the tea used
3.Always warm up the teaware prior to brewing tea
4.Always "wash" the tea to break the tea. This removes dust , particulates or impurities. This is also breaks the "gall" of the tea, which may be bitter. Throw this "wash" away.
5.Always drain the infusion completely out of the teapot or gaiwan, to avoid any inconsistencies in the subsequent infusions.
6.The infusion proper begins after the "wash" and is considered the first infusion.
Gong Fu Tea
Teapot to cups
In a glass
Gaiwan for one
Cooking Pu Errh