From The Archives | 100+ Times
About 100 rotations of repeating between heating the leaves over charcoal heat, removing after 30 seconds to re-toss the leaves so bottom leaves don’t burn, shuffling the leaves, place back over the heat, repeat... This is a long laborious process such as I have never seen for making any tea.
I asked the crucial question: when does one take a bathroom break during this continuous process?
They all laughed.
They can’t stop long enough for a sip of water!
- Winnie Yu, May 13th 2013