This is not all-round guide to drinking tea. It’s more like photoreport of a “geek’s tea ceremony”.
More photos and a little explanation below.
We’re going to need some accessories. Moreover, we will need a tea. Let’s start with Pu-erh. I chipped a little piece off the brick on the left (it used to have a disc form). The pill on the right, basically the same thing, it just has different form.
I believe these pieces weigh about 8-9 grams (0.3 oz., american fellas).
Ok, let’s brew the first infusion. I fill all the accessories with plain boiling water first, in order to warm them up.
Then finally brew the tea.
After ~5 seconds I decant the tea to separate thing (sorry, I don’t know how to call it). Check out my flying teapot:
But wait! We are not going to drink that. At this point we need to wash the tea to get rid of dust.
And only now, brew it again (10-15 seconds), decant to that thing and serve in small cups.
Usually I repeat last step from five to ten times. Each infusion slightly differs from previous one.
And I want to finish this tea-party with Yunnan. It is strong red tea. You gotta love it.
So, try some of chinese tea if you haven’t already. It is tasty and healthy.