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.
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.
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.