Step By Setp: Learn How To Brew Kung Fu Tea

Kung Fu Tea Here We Go...

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The following illustrates small Yixing teapot Kung Fu Tea (below 6 oz preferred). Big pot Kung Fu Tea follows the same steps except that you use a bigger teapot. You can brew a big cup of tea in a single round for the sake of convenience. Special thanks to Kelly for lending me her hands in the following demo.

Kung Fu Tea Step 1
Kung Fu Tea Step 2
1. Preparation stance. On your mark ... ready ...
2. Go! Use tea shuffle to add tea to the teapot.
Kung Fu Tea Step 3
Kung Fu Tea Step 4
3. Oops, forget all about the tea funnel. Should use it if the opening of the teapot is small.
4. Tea rinse round starts -add hot water and fill teapot until it overflows a little. You will find foam floating on top. Brush it away with the lid.
Kung Fu Tea Step 5
Kung Fu Tea Step 6
5. Let water stay for a few seconds before pouring it out. Use the water to wash the teacups too.
6. Pouring ... Other than washing the tea leaves, the rinse round allows the teapot to heat up before the brewing starts. Remember, high temperature is the key to Kung Fu tea.
Kung Fu Tea Step 7
Kung Fu Tea Step 8
7. Use the tongs to wash teacups. Have I mentioned the water coming from this round is not for drinking? If you have already did, never mind. It's not poisonous.
8. Make it a habit to pour used water over the teapot, and run hot water over the teapot after washing to keep the temperature of the teapot as high as possible. Some people put the teapot in a hot water bath.
Kung Fu Tea Step 9
Kung Fu Tea Step 10
9. Round 1 of tea brewing starts - hot water into the teapot. Don't mind me repeating myself like an old man - high temperature is king. The water has to be as hot as possible. Fill till it spills a little. For the sake of having all the gadgets stay in the PIC, one thing is done wrong here. The water is supposed to be poured from high, non-stop, in a circular motion around the rim to spread heat evenly to prevent Se.
10. Cover the teapot. Some tea will be squeezed out of the very full teapot but that is fine. The tea tray is there to catch the spill for you.

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