The key to Gong-Fu style tea is based on two factors: water/leaf ratio and time. In the traditional Western style, you have small amounts of tea with large quantities of water and steeped over minutes. This tradition arose from the monopoly China had on tea when first discovered by the West. Being hard to acquire … Continue reading Going Gong-Fu: It’s All About The Pour!
It all starts with the tea Teapots are proving to be an art and science all their own. I set out a couple of months ago to lean a more traditional gong-fu style and purchased two pots then ordered five more. What I’ve learned since then could fill a book, but since I’m writing a … Continue reading Going Gong-Fu: Teapots for beginners.
I was inspired to do this post by a recent tweet from one of my fellow bloggers Kimberly from Tea Is A Wish Your Heart Makes. Turns out she had a great find at one of her local charity shop: a beautiful Japanese Kyusu for only £2.50. That’s about $3.25 in the US. With that … Continue reading Going Gong-Fu: Getting started on a budget (part 2)
For anyone who knows me, change is not something I gravitate towards. I like tradition, continuity, and the familiarity of well-worn habits. When I started Tea Gong-Go my goals were to share what I’d learned about flash fusion brewing coupled with more modern infusers. However, cost factors have come into play and if there is … Continue reading Going Gong-Fu: The Evolution of a Tea Addict
For those following my blog you know I take pictures of the tea I review and turn them into art – this post isn’t about “tea art” though. What I’d like to talk about today is the “ART OF TEA.” If you Google “art” they return a definition at the top of the page that … Continue reading The Art of Tea – Getting started with flash-infusion brewing.
As long as your using quality leaf, following the simple guidelines presented here at Tea Gong-Go, and then adjusting to your personal preferences, you’ll get a perfect cup every time. If your tea is too bitter, you’re infusing it for too long. If your tea is too weak/strong, first try adjusting the leaf volume accordingly. … Continue reading There are only four golden rules to remember with the Gong-Go style:
Hi, Tea Lover. Gong-Go Guy here. Thanks for stopping by. I’ve dedicated this website to getting you the best tea possible in the fastest amount of time with my flash-infusion method developed specifically for bottom-dispensing infusers. I call this time-saving method Gong-Go; a fusion of the traditional Gong Fu method but updated for the active lifestyle … Continue reading It’s launch day – Welcome to my Gong-Go Journey!