Tea Culture-Lesson 14
Updated: 2014-10-09

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The rinsing of tea leaves

Rinsing removes the first brew, while retaining the leaves a few seconds after adding water to the teapot. For a tender tea, rinsing is not necessary because the first brew has the best quality. For other tea types, rinsing helps bring out the best in the leaves as they will have expanded and they brew better after rinsing. The leaves can expand to 90 percent of the volume of the teapot after being fully immersed. 

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