Monday, May 19, 2014
Chaozhou gongfucha brewing, step by step
Chaozhou Gongfucha was necessarily brewed for 3 persons (like bridge is played by 4 people). If more people wanted to drink tea, they'd have to set up their own set (for another group of 3 people)... This method has greatly influenced the way tea is currently brewed in Taiwan and China. In a previous article, I have presented each item of the Gongfu cha set. Let's see how to use it!
First, water was boiled in a clay kettle (diao), heated by glowing hot charcoal in a Nilu.
This hot water is then poured on the zhuni teapot and then inside it and also also in the bowl (Chaxi):
品 means tasting and this Chinese character is composed of 3 mouths).
Chaozhou Gongfucha demonstration, I've used my winter Shan Lin Shi strongly roasted Hungshui Oolong. Fittingly, the sun came out as we were enjoying this tea and shone its bright and warming light!