Our black teas are durable and highly aromatic.  Boiling water is fine, and you can simply let the water cool naturally as you brew tea.

We suggest using 5-6 grams for 120ml Gaiwan.

Rinse is optional.  First steep can be 15-20 seconds. 

Add 30 seconds or so for each infusion.  After 5 or 6 infusions you can add 3 or 5 minutes to steep the teas longer and longer.  They will still give flavors you may really appreciate.