|More and more people are switching from tea bags and trying loose-leaf tea for
the first time. If you are one of them, congratulations, you’ve taken the leap
and a whole new world of fresh, healthy, flavorful tea is waiting for you.
|But along with using loose tea
likely comes a million questions,
many you probably never even
considered when drinking bagged tea. One of
the most frequent questions asked by new
loose tea drinkers is about measuring and how
much tea to use to brew a cup or pot of tea.That’s a really good question, because the
amount of tea you use is one of the most
important aspects of
brewing a good tasting
|types and styles of tea to choose from, there is no one size fits all measure.
Another thing to consider along with the type, style, and size of
So you can see where the “1 tsp. per cup” measure flies out the
The easiest way to get an accurate measure for how much loose tea to use is by weighing it.
So for, say, an 18 ounce travel mug you would use between 6 to 9 grams of loose tea. The next
|Comparing Volume to Weight
|One of the most important things to consider is the volume of tea to weight measurement.
Simply put – not all teas are the same size and weigh the same amount.For example, take a standard black tea bag, open it up and measure the amount of tea inside.
It should be about one teaspoon. Okay, now weigh it; it should be about two and a half to
Now you need to do the same with your loose tea. I’ll use a white as an example,
Finally lets look at brewing tea in different sizes of stoneware or travel mugs that many of
If you are using an eight ounce stoneware mug, for exam-
As always, feel free to experiment with different amounts. You may like your tea a little
Measure and Yield page, Enjoy.