Thursday, September 4, 2008

How Much Loose Tea Do I Use?

One question that I often get asked is "how much loose leaf tea should I use to make a cup or a pot of tea?". The general rule of thumb is 1 teaspoon for an average 6-8 oz size cup. Most loose teas will "swell up" once they are infused, especially green and oolong teas. They become voluminous in an infuser once hot water is added....which remember to always use an infuser that gives your leaves plenty of room to expand and release their full flavor potential.

Try starting out with the smallest quantity of tea first and then you can always add more tea leaves if needed.

So how much do I use to make a cup of tea? About a "TEA"spoon ful...


puttertat said...

A teaspoon of black tea is quite a bit different from a teaspoon of white tea, is there a recommended amount in grams??

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