Green tea leaves
Heat four cups water in a pan till it almost reaches the boiling point but does not boil. Place the tea leaves in a tea strainer and place the strainer over a tea pot.
Pour a little hot water and when it strains through discard it. This washes the tea leaves. Now pour the rest of the hot water and let it steep for one minute. Pour into individual cups and serve hot.
The tea should not remain in the water for too long otherwise the tea will taste bitter. The ratio of tea leaves to water is two grams per hundred millilitres of water.