Beginner's Guide to Brewing Green Tea (Slideshow)

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Mao Feng Green Tea
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Mao Feng Green Tea
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Mao Feng green tea, from the Anhui province in China, ready to be brewed.

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Bill Hunt

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Step 1
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Step 1
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Pour water to rinse the tea.

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Bill Hunt

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Step 2
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Rinse the tea.

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Bill Hunt

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Step 3
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You can brew green tea in a variety of containers. Here, we are brewing the tea in a Gaiwan (Chinese tea bowl).

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Bill Hunt

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Step 4
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Using the lid as a strainer, pour the tea into warmed cups.

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Bill Hunt

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Final
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After brewing, Mao Feng shows its distinctive shape: two leaves and one bud picked together.

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Bill Hunt