By tradition, oolong tea or sometimes black tea can be used for a Gong fu cha ceremony. Firstly, dry leaves that were used for brewing are put in the tea bowl or box and given to every guest so that they may appreciate the tea’s aroma and the quality of its appearance.
A. Quality of Tea Leaves Based on Type
B. How Much Tea To Use
Sizes of Teapot Depending on Number of People To Be Served
Tea Type Based on Tea Leaf Size
C. # of Tea-Scoops (Chinese standards) To Be Used Based on Size of Tea Leaves and Teapot
*1 Chinese tea scoop is equal to 1 standard tablespoon*
D. Water Temperature
Oolong teas require the correct temperature which is between these two. You can let water stand for about 2 minutes after a first boil to get 75 to 80 C / 167 to 176 F if a thermometer is not available. You can also let it stand for 5 minutes for 90 – 97C C / 194 – 206 F.
I. Gong fu Cha ceremony
V. Quality Of The Tea: Which tea using for the Gong Fu Cha ?