This tea tasting set consists of the brewing vessel and the serving vessel. Use enough tea leaves to cover the bottom of the brewing vessel, then add water just below the boiling point - about 85 - 95 degrees Celsius or 185 - 205 degrees Fahrenheit.
If desired, the first infusion can be used to rinse the tea leaves and allow them to "awaken". Fill the brewing vessel about half-way and after about 10 seconds pour it into the serving vessel and discard it. Then fill the brewing vessel again for the first drinking infusion.
The first steep is quite short - 30 to 50 seconds depending on the type and quality of the oolong. Making oolong tea is a delicate art and finding the appropriate balance between volume, temperature, and steeping time requires knowledge of the tea leaves. If the first steep is too strong or too weak, you can adjust the brewing time for subsequent steeps.
After transferring the oolong tea into the serving vessel, the brewing vessel can be immediately re-filled with hot water for the next brew. Each brewing time can be slightly longer than the previous.
Tea can be drunk directly from the serving vessel, or transferred into small tea cups using a ceramic spoon.
With a good quality tea, you can expect to get 5 to 8 brews before the tea starts to lose its flavor.