Warm water brewing 【Gyokuro】

Rather than drinking it, you can enjoy rolling it around on your tongue.

Suitable tea


What to prepare?

Hot water 100℃ : 20 ml~ / person /extraction
Tea leaves: 3 g  / person
A teapot: Smaller one is recommended.
Teacups : Smaller one is recommended.

One extra teacup can be used to cool the water to the right temperature after the second brewing.

How to brew?

1st brewing (Enjoying the Umami)
Water amount: 20 ml / person
Water temperature: 50℃
Brewing time: 2 minutes

1. Pour hot water according to the number of people into an empty teapot.

2. When the teapot has warmed up to the outside, transfer evenly the hot water into each teacups.

3. Put the lea leaves into the teapot.

4. Wait for the water in the teacup to reach about 50℃.
If the teacup is pleasantly warm when you hold it in both hands, it is around the right temperature.

5. Pour the warm water into the teapot evenly over the tea leaves.

6. Close the lid and wait for about 2 minutes.

7. Pour evenly and gently into cups and enjoy!


Be sure to pour in every last drop. It is the most delicious part.
The tea will be around 10 ml per person, and the finished tea will be pale yellow.

If you open the lid of the teapot a little after first brewing, the tea leaves will not steam and the second brew will be delicious.

2nd brewing (Enjoying the aroma)
Water amount: 30 ml / person
Water temperature: 60℃
Brewing time: 20 seconds

1. In one extra teacup, cool the hot water to 60℃.
If the teacup is slightly hot but is possible to keep holding in both hands, it is around 60℃.
2. Pour the warm water into the teapot.
3. Close the lid and wait for about 20 seconds.
4. Pour evenly into cups and enjoy!

3rd brewing (Enjoying the astringency)
Water amount: 30 ml / person
Water temperature: 70℃
Brewing time: 10 seconds

After the 4th brewing
As the number of extractions increases,
the temperature of the hot water should be higher and the extraction time should be shorter.

You can fully enjoy up to the 4th or 5th brewing.
The tea leaves are fine and soft, so you can eat the tea husks that are left over after you’ve enjoyed the tea.

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How to evenly pour tea into tea cups?

For a single serving
Pour a small amount into several portions. Shake the teapot to make sure it pours down to the last drop.

For multiple servings
Pour from the first teacup to the last teacup in a back-and-forth manner, as shown in the image below. Make sure the tea in the teacup is evenly colored.