Depending on the type and quality, tea needs to be prepared in different ways to deliver its full charm. The following guidance gives a general idea of how to prepare premium Chinese tea using a pot or gaiwan with the size of 100 ml -150 ml.
SOMETHING GOOD TO KNOW BEFORE YOU START...
Washing at the beginning helps increasing the performance of the tea. Just use the hot water to rinse the tea leaves to wake them up. The more delicate the tea leaves are, the quicker you rinse it.
Never ever leave the tea leaves in the water for too long. Steep the tea for the right duration of time and transfer it into a sharing pot to avoid over brewing. This is especially important for tea that is designed to be appreciated over successive infusions.
Premium Chinese tea is usually not scented and retains substantial natural flavor. Just enjoy the original taste before thinking of adding milk or sugar.