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How to drink a delicious sencha at a hotel

Posted by Harumi Oshitani on

Most of hotels provide complementary tea and coffee. If a hotel is located in Japan, Japanese sencha and hojicha will be among the choices. Making a nice tea from those needs just a few tricks. By paying attention to time and water temperature, delicious tea can be prepared in a hotel room.

For sencha:

After pouring boiled water into a teacup, wait until you can touch the teacup for a few second. Then drop a tea bag into the cup, and wait 45 to 60 seconds. Remove the tea bag and keep it on a saucer for second serving.

For the second serving, repeat almost the same process. After pouring boiled water in a teacup, let it cool down for 60 seconds. Drop the tea bag into the cup and leave it for 30 seconds, and then remove the tea bag.

For hojicha:

Unlike sencha, pour boiled water into a teacup and then immediately place a tea bag into it. Wait for 30 seconds and remove the tea bag. Now hojicha is ready to enjoy.