Evan Draper wrote:I think you can assume that the water/tea ratio ISN'T the same.
Generous teabags are maybe 2 grams of leaf; stingy ones 1.5. One little gaiwan session might use 3 grams of green tea over 2-3 infusions; oolong or puerh might go 7-10 grams over more infusions.
There is a lot to it that you might not characterize as utility. But small cups do cool off faster, for better or worse, and larger brewing volumes tend to ruin some of the delicate flavor nuances.
I find that I can make around 5-7 infusions with 3g of green tea in an 80-90ml gaiwan, so quite a bit.
with oolong 6-8, and with puer 7-9