The tea leaves - he used early-harvest green tea - are placed into the 'father' pot and then it is filled to the brim with boiling water.
It is left for about a minute, no longer, and then the tea is poured into the 'mother' pot/cup.
He told us that he also uses Puerh Tea from China, which he buys in compressed cakes for lots of money.
I definitely got the impression that doing the tea ceremony the really traditional and proper way required access to lots of money.
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