Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tea kneading workshop 3

You steam the leaves before kneading, and dry after. But we didn’t do the steaming and drying processes in this workshop. Today I will show you the steps of the manual tea making though video. There were about seven steps of kneading. It took about six hours to go through all the steps.  Six hours!! I thought it was a quite long time.

1chaburui茶振い
To dry off the steamed wet leaves evenly


2keikaiten軽回転
To take out the moisture on the surface of leaves by kneading with some pressure
The most active movement


3jyukaiten重回転
Neading with more pressure, the most powerful movement needed
Breaking the tissue of the leaves and it makes well-infusible tea.


4tamatoki玉解き
To unravel the lumped leaves


5yorikiriより切り
To take off more moisture from the leaves, and role the leaves and make them thinner


6denguri転操
To stretch them to the needle-shape


7kokuriこくり
To fix up the shape of each leaf and make them even, and luster the surface by rubbing

2 comments:

  1. Hello Kohei-San, Thank you very much !!! That's great...

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