A Pu-erh Tea Lover's Journey
Well, this technique seems to bear no resemblance to my use of the gaiwan. Am I seeing correctly? It appears to me that she fills the gaiwan pretty much to the top with mao cha, does a flash rinse, and then mixes three flash brews in a serving pitcher and dispenses a large amount of tea from there into serving cups.
Interesting! Yes, definitely different from how I use a gaiwan, but I assume she is mixing the infusions for efficiency, since it looks like she has to serve a lot of people! Good find.
I thought that this video would raise some attention. Her technique is interesting. I would have to agree with Brent that it is possibly done for efficiency. However, I also thought that maybe she flash infuses because the mao cha may be extremely bitter and young. Your guess is as good as mine. I do have other gongfu videos, however, I am not able to show them as some of the vids are 30 minutes or so.
It bears no resemblance to my gaiwan technique either...but mine consists more of lid fumblings and ample curse words. She does make it look very expedient and graceful, though.I like the idea of mixing infusions. I suppose it would ruin learning how a tea progresses but it might allow you to gain insight as to the general character.More gongfu, says I! :)
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