I drink tea daily, different kinds at different places. If circumstances prevent me from drinking good tea I drink not-so-good teas, but at most cases I’m trying to drink the best tea possible prepared in the way it should be prepared.
I especially like the tea prepared in gong fu style – it calms me down and tunes me in to enjoy the tea. Since at office I have neither the required staidness nor the tea equipment I need, I developed my “gong fu light” tea ceremony.
All I need is a thermos, a yixing teapot and a teacup large enough to hold the whole capacity of yixing. The preparation is easy:
- Fill the thermos with boiling water. It actually cools down a bit, so the water temperature should be 85-95 Celsius.
- Pour the water on the tea leaves, wait 10 seconds and spill the tea into the teacup.
- Repeat step two.
That way I can enjoy some rather good oolongs in my office without troubling myself too much.