Optimum Water Temperatures for Tea & Matcha
Optimum Water Temperatures
Best room temperature, 24 degrees Centigrade (75 degrees Fahrenheit)
Here are some traditional methods. Also useful as a guide if you have an electronic water heater.
Boiling hot water, 100 °C (212°F)
Pour water from the kettle into a thermos flask or bottle. 97°C (206°F)
Cool water in the flask for about 1 minute. 87°C (188°F)
A good temperature for Netto Gyokuro, Netto Sencha, Genmaicha, Gyokuro Tea bags.
Cool for 2 minutes.
A good temperature for Matcha.
Cool for 5 minutes.
A good temperature for Fukamushi cha.
Cool for 10 minutes.
A good temperature for Uji Tezumi Gyokuro.
Allow less time for cooling the water during winter.