Hand-made green tea①
①Wash the picked leaves with running water and drain it.
②Put the leaves into a steamer and steam them for 30 seconds and stir them well. Then, steam for 30 seconds again.
*If the stem can be bent without snapping off, that is the sign you steamed well enough. Let the steamed leaves cool down.
(About 10-15 minutes) Do not use oil.
*Now, you need to get focused. The Umami flavor makes the leaves stick to the pan. Try to flip the leaves in a pan well.
④When the leaves begin to turn to black, take them out on a plate and remove the stem.
*The stem contains a lot of water. Therefore, if the stem and leaves are dried together, the leaves will be burned easily.
*From now, keep shaking the pan to avoid getting the leaves burned.
*Dried leaves can be small pieces. Moist leaves are soft.
*Repeat the processes ⑤～⑥. (10-15 minutes)
*Please be careful not to burn yourself.
*When the leaves become dry and crispy, they are complete.
*The tea quality can be easily changed by the humidity, so please put the leaves into a container.
*The use of the tea. As tea Pour lukewarm water into a teapot and drink.
Hand-made green tea. Make some teas in a microwave
Tea leaves(Fresh leaves) Proper amount
②If you picked a big strainer full of tea leaves, divide up into 3 times for tea making.
If you make a lot of tea at once, it will take longer to dry.
④Drain the leaves properly and put them on a heat-resistant dish, and then microwave them for 2 minutes. By doing so, the leaves become steamed.
Please be careful with burns and rub the leaves strongly.
Rubbing the leaves on a chopping board might be an easier way.
Rub and squeeze the leaves for 2-3 minutes to get rid of any excess water.
⑥Put the leaves in a microwave again and warm them for 1 minute. From now, let them dry.
⑧The leaves are getting less watery and becoming crispy.
When the water is gone completely, they are complete.
in case, the leaves are not dry completely after attempts through a microwave, put a pan on low heat and then fry the leaves to dry gently.
⑩Once the leaves are complete, let’s make tea to drink.