How to make hot & iced sencha tea properly.
Boil water. If using an electric kettle with temperature setting, set it to 160°F. Heat a little more water than needed so that it can be used to warm up the teapot. If boiling water on the stovetop, let it come to a simmer, then turn off heat. (Filtered water is best.) Warm up teapot.Pour some hot water into the teapot and swirl it around a bit. Discard the water.
Put sencha tea into teapot and add hot water.
Cover teapot and steep for 2 minutes.
Strain sencha tea leaves and pour hot tea into a teacup.
TO MAKE COLD BREW SENCHA
1. Put sencha tea leaves and cool or room temperature water in a pitcher or glass container.
Filtered water will make a better tasting iced tea.
2. Cover pitcher and put in refrigerator for 3 hours.
3. Strain sencha tea leaves and pour tea into a cup.
Ice is optional since the tea is already cold.