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The Subtle Art of Gongfu Tea Brewing

Posted by Derek Poskin on March 9, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (8)

First and foremost, Gongfu tea brewing is a method of infusion that favors high leaf to water ratios and short steep times.  This yields several small but invigorating cups of tea.  The history behind the term Gongfu and its origins are very interesting, and intertwined with the evelotion of tea culture in China, both shaping the culture, and being shaped by it.

Gongfu, literally Extreme Skill, may conjure up images of martial arts and incredible acts of physical p...

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The Basics: tips for conventional brewing

Posted by Mana Enterprises LLC. on December 15, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Tea is simple, leaves and water. But learning to infuse the leaves properly will maximize your enjoyment.


Different families of teas will work best under different brewing parameters. The basic parameters include the leaf to water ratio, water temperature, and infusion time. There are basic guidelines for each family of tea, but these parameters can be adjusted to your personal taste.


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