Gaiwan at Rooted Rooms 

What you’ll need

  • Tea
  • Gaiwan 
  • Kettle 
  • Digital scale 
  • Cha Hai (a pitcher) 
  • Teacups 
  • Teaboat

Step 1

Weigh 5 grams of tea

Step 2

Heat the water to the same temperature that you will use to brew the tea. Please refer to the suggested brewing temperature for individual tea. Pour the hot water to rinse your gaiwan, cha hai, and tea cups. This step will allow a more precise brewing temperature.

Step 3

Discard the hot water. Add the loose leaf tea into your gaiwan.

Step 4

Pour hot water into your gaiwan.

Step 5

Allow the tea to brew in the gaiwan. Please refer to the suggested infusion time for individual tea.

Step 6

Once the steeping time is up, pour the tea into a cha hai or pitcher. It is important to drain all the tea from the vessel into the cha hai to prevent the tea from becoming overly brewed.

Step 7

Pour your tea into the tea cup. You may re-steep the tea multiple times to discover different flavors each time.

Step 8

Enjoy your tea.