Standard Steeping of Japanese Black Tea

April 03, 2013

Japanese black tea, or wakoucha (和紅茶), tends to be a light tea, and connoisseurs here in Japan follow a simple 3-4-5 rule:

  • 3 minutes
  • 400 cc / 400 ml (about 13.5 fl oz or 1.7 cups)
  • 5 grams of tea

The Japanese staff at Yunomi.us concur, while the American staff also feels that most Japanese teas we have tried so far also tastes richer after steeping 6-8 minutes. We have been using a water temperature of 90˚C or above.

We invite you to recommend your own steeping instructions!

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