Notes on Brewing this gyokuro tea bag
To brew this successfully, you do need to take temperature into consideration. A good proceedure is to use TWO cups to brew this tea.
1) In your first cup, add hot water (90 ℃ / 194 ℉) and allow it to sit for about a minute. The temperature will drop (see detailed product images).
2) Next, pour the water from the first cup into a second cup. The temperature will drop further (see detailed product images).
3) Lastly, put the teabag into the first cup (which is now pre-warmed) and pour the water from the second cup back into the first cup with the tea bag. 55℃ / 131℉ is the perfect temperature, brew this for 2.5 to 3 minutes (this is longer than for sencha). Place your used tea bag into the second cup for subsequent infusions.