"Gongfu Teamaking goes back over 1000 years, originating in Chaozhou in Guangdong Province, China.
With a little practice, this technique of making tea in a lidded cup and filtering into a pitcher not only greatly improves the quality of the tea experience, but also can be a surprisingly relaxing and meditative hobby," shares Jesse Appell of Jesse's Teahouse— an online destination where he curates great tea, shares how to make it, and sends it to his tea community around the world. He has amassed a loyal following on TikTok and Instagram, among other platforms, where he shares Gongfu tea culture with the world.
Recently, we had a chance to spend a morning with Jesse, as he shows us the step by step of how to brew oolong tea in Gongfu tea style. So grab your kettle and tea set, and follow along with us in a traditional tea ceremony.