The Tempo's guide to Art of Tea Ceremony.
Area of origin - think soil, climate, altitude and surrounding plants.
How was it grown? The agricultural and picking methods chosen by plantation play a big role. Always opt for hand-picked to ensure the best quality.
Year and time of the harvest. You would be surprised how the timing of the year can affect the final taste! For example, Spring season is best for light teas while Autumn is better for oolongs and malty black teas.
Processing method - steamed or pan-fried, shaken or rolled there are many variations and each of them affects the final flavour.
Storage and ageing - dry-aged and kept in air tight container gives the best results.
Washing your tea:Seemingly unimportant and often omitted step.Always rinse the tea leaves in a hot water for a few seconds before brewing. This cleans away any impurities and prepares leaves for the proper brew.Believe us it does make a difference!
The number of infusions:
Amount of tea:
The amount used will vary depending on the tea type and personal liking but generally, a teaspoon isthe right amount for 350ml of water.