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Kanbayashi is a 450 year old famous company from the Kyoto area. Their original store is actually a tourist attraction. They are noted for being the first Japanese company to make tea for the Muromachi Shogunate (about 1560 A.D.).

a) For one person, place about three heaping tablespoons (15 grams) into a teapot.
b) Pour about 600 ml. (about 20 oz. or 2.5 measuring cup) of 90C to 100 C (195F to 212 F) water into the teapot.
c) Let steep for about 30 seconds. The tea leaves will unravel in the teapot, releasing the full flavor. Be careful not to disturb the teapot as it steeps; this will prevent bitterness.
d) Pour into your (preferably) pre-heated teacup and enjoy. For a second or third cup, you can pour the hot water into the same teapot and then serve immediately (no steeping necessary.

Weight : 100g / 3.52 oz
Company: Kanbayashi

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