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i) Not all 'eastern' or 'asians' practice gongfu brewing
ii) Not all Chinese do so for that matter. It is primarily southern Chinese- Fujian, Guangdong (Chaozhou) and their migrant descendants
iii) Not all Southern Chinese do it all the time, Fuzhou (in Fujian) people certainly don't gongfu brew their jasmine tea.
This also perpetrates a 'east-west' divide.
In my opinion it can be
i) Gongfu versus 'casual' brewing because gongfu (工夫) means time and effort
ii) Gongu versus 'big vessel' brewing because in Chinese we often use gongfu versus 大壶泡 (literally big pot brewing) to differentiate.
What do you think?
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