Teaspoon or Tablespoon?

White and yellow teas are among the most subtle.

Teaspoon or Tablespoon?

Postby TeaMan » Sep 13th, '06, 18:42

Lots of sites recommend using 2 teaspoons per 6-8ox glass, whereas lots of others say to use 2 tablespoons.

Which is it?

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Postby Warden Andy » Sep 13th, '06, 19:32

You could probably get away with two tablespoons but it's either 1 tablespoon, or 2 teaspoons.

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Postby klemptor » Sep 14th, '06, 09:00

I find that one tablespoon works the best for white tea and other bulky teas.

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Postby TeaFanatic » Nov 9th, '06, 17:43

i have recently started to go by weight instead of by teaspoon or tablespoon. I bought a little scale from rightonscales.com which has worked perfectly. I do 3.0 g per cup.

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Postby Chip » Nov 9th, '06, 18:12

TeaFanatic wrote:i have recently started to go by weight instead of by teaspoon or tablespoon. I bought a little scale from rightonscales.com which has worked perfectly. I do 3.0 g per cup.


Ditto...I use weight now for all tea...digital scales are COOL... 8)

For whites, I use 3-4 grams per 200 ml...and I can get 2-4 very good infusions depending on the what white tea is used.

It is very hard for me to set a rule of thumb tablespoon amount because each white tea variety will have a different density.

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Postby Space Samurai » Jan 28th, '07, 04:41

I go by the size of the leaves. I use a tablespoon for silver needle, two tablespoons for white peony.

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Postby expatCanuck » Feb 5th, '07, 12:55

I find that a tablespoon for silver needle or white monkey works fine for a 6-8 oz. glass -- and that gives me 2 steepings.

That said, I've ordered a digital scale to play with the accuracy. If
That said -- if you go that route, I'd recommend an accuracy of no less than .1 of a gram, with .05 preferable.

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P.S. - The scale arrived. 3-3.5 grams of silver need for a 6-8 oz. glass works for me.

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