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How to prepare Japanese Green Tea

There are many types of Japanese green tea, and each must be carefully prepared for the best possible experience. Learn how hot your filtered water should be, and how to avoid over-steeping your tea leaves. Our Japanese green tea steeping guide will help you make the perfect cup of tea every single time.

How to prepare Japanese Green Tea

Hojicha

Water Temperature: 90°C / 195°F

Steep Time: 15-60 seconds

Genmaicha

Water Temperature: 90°C / 195°F

Steep Time: 90-120 seconds

Bancha

Water Temperature: 90°C / 195°F

Steep Time: 30-60 seconds

Kukicha

Water Temperature: 80°C / 175°F

Steep Time: 30-60 seconds

Sencha

Water Temperature: 80°C / 175°F

Steep Time: 1-2 minutes

Konacha

Water Temperature: 80°C / 175°F

Steep Time: 30-60 seconds

Matcha

Water Temperature: 80°C / 175°F

Steep Time: Whisk

Gyokuro

Water Temperature: 50°C / 140°F

Steep Time: 2-3 minutes

Tencha

Water Temperature: 60°C / 120°F

Steep Time: 90-120 seconds

Kabusecha

Water Temperature: 60°C / 120°F

Steep Time: 90-120 seconds

Tamaryokucha

Water Temperature: 80°C / 175°F

Steep Time: 60-90 seconds

Shincha

Water Temperature: 80°C / 175°F

Steep Time: 30-120 seconds

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