Weighing tea purchases

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Do you weigh your tea purchase on receipt? If you do and you get less than what you paid for what do you consider an acceptable difference?

Yes, I always weigh my tea purchase
1
2%
Sometimes I weigh my tea purchase
18
29%
No, can't be bothered to weigh as I'm too busy drinking the tea
13
21%
Acceptable difference of 0g - 1g for samples
9
15%
Acceptable difference of 1g - 2.5g for samples
7
11%
Acceptable difference of 2.5g - 5g for samples
0
No votes
Acceptable difference of 0g - 1g
6
10%
Acceptable difference of 1g - 2.5g
4
6%
Acceptable difference of 2.5g - 5g
0
No votes
Acceptable difference of 5g - 10g
1
2%
Acceptable difference of 10g - 15g
0
No votes
0g - give me what I pay for!
3
5%
 
Total votes: 62

Re: Weighing tea purchases

Postby Alex » Mar 13th, '14, 13:11

I've never weighed my tea (sencha) but would be fine with up to 5g missing.

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Re: Weighing tea purchases

Postby ChinesePottery » Mar 13th, '14, 16:07

I guess it counts as weighing my tea if I'm present when it gets weighed and packaged. I usually help a little too if i don't get distracted tasting. :lol:

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Re: Weighing tea purchases

Postby kyarazen » Mar 13th, '14, 22:14

hobnob wrote:Hi,

I've had a search but was unsuccessful; I know about weighing for brewing habits but what about checking purchases?

I appreciate that turning a blind eye depends on the amount of tea purchased.

I've weighed some of my smaller tea purchases and found 500mg -700mg less in some.

Do you bother contacting the vendor after finding a discrepancy?

Hopefully the poll is thorough enough and clear!


do you usually calibrate your weighing scale regularly? some times a bit of imbalance or tilt that develops over the years will result in non-linearity in weighing.

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Re: Weighing tea purchases

Postby teaformeplease » Mar 24th, '14, 20:51

I think it's also important to keep in mind that tea shops (at least in NYC where I am) are required to use scales that meet a certain standard. These are a different type than most people would have at home so your measurements may not be exactly the same as what you paid for anyway :)

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