The amount of tea you will need per pot or cup is less than you might expect. Use approximately 2 grams of tea per cup to make a perfect tasting tea (1 teaspoon for a 6 to 8 oz. cup). You can use leaves for more than one infusion, and this is a common practice throughout the world. Full-leaf teas always produce more than one cup per teaspoon when made correctly.
When preparing green tea, always use filtered cold water and bring it to a rolling boil. Next, allow the water to cool to a temperature somewhere between 165-185 degrees before you pour it over the tea leaves. Never use boiling water to prepare green tea. Water at this temperature will cook the leaves and destroy the tea and its flavor, creating a bitter tasting tea. Approximately 160 degrees is perfect for green teas
Always rinse out the cup or pot you are going to use to prepare the tea with hot water to heat the vessel. Then measure in the leaves. To reduce the amount of caffeine, pour just enough hot water over the leaves to cover them. Next, let the tea sit for approximately 20 seconds, and then pour off the water. Now cover the leaves with enough water to make a perfect cup or pot of tea and allow the tea to steep.