Spring offers the freshest green tea of the year, thus a time of celebration for many tea lovers! Far away in Asia, from the beginning of April tea bushes woke up and sprouted after the winter rest; tea pickers skilfully plucked the tender buds; tea makers magically turned fresh leaves into beautiful tea, and we tea lovers brew the tea into our cups of spring.
A few weeks ago, this year’s first flush green teas finally arrived! We brewed Anhua Pine Needle green tea with all types of tea-wares available in TeeMaa to compare the different brewing experience. And we found our favorites: Grandpa style and Gongfu brewing with Gaiwan or small glass pots. Also, we strongly recommend “Grandpa Style” when you want to brew good green tea simply, at home or in the office.
Grandpa Style is simply beautiful!
Bowl, mug, glass (for hot drinks)
1 - 2 tsp green tea, 80 - 90°C water, wait and watch the leaves dance and tea is READY!
To enjoy tea leaves’ aroma, pre-heat your container, put the tea in, gently shake and sniff…
Many Chinese people brew their green tea Grandpa Style too! High grade Chinese green tea usually consists of only buds or buds with young leaves. They are skilfully kept unbroken during the processing. So the result is beautiful ballerinas dancing in your cup. It always puts a smile on my face when I watch my tea leaves dancing. :))
Early spring green teas are precious. It needs to be picked by hands. 60,000 to 80,000 buds can only be made into 1 kg of green tea. It's made fully or partially by hand. When I drink tea, I would sometimes remember the hard work that goes into the cup of beautiful green and feel lucky and grateful. :))