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Tea is forgiving

Coffee and many styles of tea can be stubbornly particular in how you must go about not ruining them.

These teas, however, are forgiving and versatile, made of robust large-leaf material, and will continue to extract and offer flavour and reward beyond what you might expect. Kuura's pressed teas will excel in whichever brewing method and ratio you prefer - gong fu, lazy style (see images below) aka grandpa style, boiled, cold brewed, etc, in whatever vessel you have on hand. Gong fu can mean great effort or great skill, but it doesn't have to be a big ceremony. Just brewing, just drinking, just thinking.

For gong-fu, a good starting place is 1g of tea for every 15ml of water in your pot.

If you are just chucking some leaves in a mug, 2-4g will probably do it.

We recommend 100°C (full boil) water (but you can dial it back as you see fit).

If you don't already have a mug, pot, or gaiwan in the 60-200ml size range, you may want to get one, if only to keep your total dose within reason.

Start with very short steeps and work longer as you feel it out. You can get a lot of steeps out of the leaves - there is a lot of tea in this tea.

Experimentation will reward you. You can't mess it up, you can only learn better how you might like to go about the experience next time.

Variables

Time, temperature, ratio and attention.

If too weak, make it stronger. (More leaf next time.) If too strong, a little extra water to dilute your cup, or a lighter hand with the leaf next time.

White teas can be boiled on the stove to get every last drop beyond the many steepings they will have already have given. 

Have fun, don't stress, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out!



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