To brew, if using a Gaiwan Gongfu style, infuse 3 teaspoons Golden Eyebrow Tea for 125ml teacup/gaiwan in hot water (90–95℃) for around 15 seconds for the first brew, extending the infusion time for the following brew. If not using a Gaiwan Gongfu style, infuse 3 teaspoons Golden Eyebrow Tea for 125ml teacup , 6 teaspoons for 250ml glass, or 12 teaspoons for 500ml teapot steep for 1–2 minutes.
Normally, for brewing black tea require not use boiling water because it will destroy the vitamin C and other contents of the leaves. It will also accelerate the precipitation of phenolic substances such as caffeine and tea polyphenols, which will make tea taste sour and bitter.
However, the Tongmuguan tea trees grow very slowly due to the high altitude; the tea buds are therefore very stout and strong. Using water at 100℃ will not destroy the premium tea; on the contrary, it will produce a better brew, releasing all the tea’s natural aroma and nutrients.