How do you keep adding water to powdered tea?
That’s my question when I read Daguan Chalun, because Song Huizong seems to think you can. In fact, he mentioned adding water seven times.
Because of this description, I’m not entirely certain what he’s talking about. If it’s anything like today’s matcha, then… adding water in seven steps without adding tea seems strange… after all, the tea will just get really, really thin. This is, in some ways, more mysterious than Lu Yu’s boiling, which is actually relatively straightforward.