Making Tea Bags of Adagio's Citron Green

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Making Tea Bags of Adagio's Citron Green

Postby TimeforTea » Feb 12th, '08, 23:24

About how many teaspoons of citron green should I use to make a teabag with Adagio's tea bag paper? Any tips I should be aware of before making my own tea bags?

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Postby Mary R » Feb 13th, '08, 01:00

I think Adagio's paper filters are pot-sized, but I'm not 100% positive on that. At any rate, just use about 1 tsp per however many cups you will be making. Just steeping 1 cup? 1 tsp. Does your pot accommodate two cups? 2 tsp.

I can't say I'd go above 3 or 4 though.

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Postby TimeforTea » Feb 13th, '08, 01:04

Mary R wrote:I think Adagio's paper filters are pot-sized, but I'm not 100% positive on that. At any rate, just use about 1 tsp per however many cups you will be making. Just steeping 1 cup? 1 tsp. Does your pot accommodate two cups? 2 tsp.

I can't say I'd go above 3 or 4 though.


Thanks, Mary. :)

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Postby Wesli » Feb 13th, '08, 02:17

Your best bet is to experiment. If it's too light-tasting, add more leaf.

My rec.: 2 tsp

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Postby Chip » Feb 13th, '08, 03:54

Ditto...green tea is fluffier usually and more leaf is needed.

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Postby Mary R » Feb 13th, '08, 11:12

*facepalm* I've gotten way too used to measuring my teas by mass that I completely forgot that different teas have different volumes. My bad.

Yeah, 'fluffier' teas usually need a couple spoons worth per cup. 'Packers,' like a lot of Ceylon based CTC teas are a one spooner.

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Postby TimeforTea » Feb 13th, '08, 23:19

I went with 2 tsp but it was still a tad bit weak. Tomorrow, we'll try 2 tsp of the green apricot and see how that goes. Those leaves didn't look as fluffy, but they seemed longer in length and a bit challenging to measure by the teaspoon.

Mary, do you find your green tea in the zarafina taste best doubling the teaspoons and/or setting the strength setting to "strong"?

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Postby Mary R » Feb 14th, '08, 09:56

I find my green teas taste best brewed with anything but the Zarafina. Its temperature is just too high. She stews 'em. There are very few greens that actually work well at the Zarafina green temps.

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Postby RNteajunkie » Feb 14th, '08, 18:11

Very interesting topic. I am looking at using the adagio citron green tea with the adagio tea bag for work. I know the water temp will be off but at least I get to have real tea vs the tea bags. I know my insulated mug takes about 2 cups or 16oz so I think I will use 2 tsp per tea bag. Any thoughts or sounds right?

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Postby TimeforTea » Feb 14th, '08, 21:37

RNteajunkie wrote:Very interesting topic. I am looking at using the adagio citron green tea with the adagio tea bag for work. I know the water temp will be off but at least I get to have real tea vs the tea bags. I know my insulated mug takes about 2 cups or 16oz so I think I will use 2 tsp per tea bag. Any thoughts or sounds right?


I just made a tea bag tonight with 2 tsp citron green, for a 6 ounce mug. Will let you know tomorrow how it turns out.

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Postby RiotKayaking » Feb 23rd, '08, 01:45

I just ordered the inginuiTEA, and this was the first tea I tried in it. It was a great tea. I'm sure some of my friends would love if I bagged it for them.

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Postby TimeforTea » Feb 24th, '08, 22:22

RiotKayaking wrote:I just ordered the inginuiTEA, and this was the first tea I tried in it. It was a great tea. I'm sure some of my friends would love if I bagged it for them.


Welcome to tea chat!!
The citron green remains one of my favorites.

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