Konacha is made of tea buds, dust, and small leaves that are filtered during tea processing. It has a strong flavor and an intense green color. Another name is 'sushi-tea (sushi-cha)' because it has been served in sushi restaurants. This easy-to-make, thick green konacha was convenient for quick preparation. Usually, a bamboo strainer is used.
Takeo's konacha is made by tea leaves taken only from the ichiban-cha (first harvest tea).
The amounts below are guidelines. Adjust to preference.
Tea: 3 grams (0.11 oz)
Water Amount: 100cc (1/2 cup, 3.4 fl oz)
Water Temperature: 60˚C degrees (140˚F degrees)
Steeping Time: 30 seconds