Measuring Implements

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Measuring Implements

Postby Tadiera » Oct 24th, '05, 10:06

As we all know, the average idea for tea is 1 teaspoon of tea per cup of tea. This is all fine and well with the teas that have more volume and smaller leaves. However, those that I drink (green and white - especially white) tend to have larger leaves, so using a teaspoon measurement is not entirely practical.

I have seen measuring scoops before - would one of these work better? It would be really nice if Adagio could find a good scoop for tea that measures fairly accurately. I do fairly well at guessing, but being the perfectionist that I am...

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Postby klemptor » Oct 24th, '05, 11:28

Until you find something suitable, here's a thought:

Most greens/whites that are bulky can be measured as 2 tsp/6 oz water. Three teaspoons are equal to one tablespoon. When you measure a tablespoon of tea leaves, you get roughly two teaspoons of tea leaves - in my experience there's about one teaspoon of wasted space in each tablespoon. (I hope this makes sense.)

So, in the meantime, you can use a tablespoon measure for your greens/whites.

On a similar note, there's this scoop, which is perfect for making one pot of tea. You could use two scoops to make a pot of green/white tea. I have the "One Perfect Cup of Tea" scoop.

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Postby Marlene » Oct 24th, '05, 12:51

If you're realy into perfectionism, get a scale!

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Postby Tadiera » Oct 24th, '05, 13:04

Marlene wrote:If you're realy into perfectionism, get a scale!


For home, I very well may. At work, however, I have found myself having to guestimate. Which I am not bad at, but even so. :)

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Postby PeteVu » Oct 25th, '05, 13:30

oh tad, your signature... such modesty. rofl

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Postby Tadiera » Oct 25th, '05, 19:43

PeteVu wrote:oh tad, your signature... such modesty. rofl


Sloganizer is awesome. :)

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Postby sandra31 » Oct 25th, '05, 19:59

can you use green tea to make shampoo my hair is falling out,and how can you tell if this green tea has the ingredients thats good for you :roll:

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Postby Marlene » Oct 26th, '05, 03:06

Did you even read this thread?

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Postby himthatwas » Oct 27th, '05, 02:18

You can make shampoo but you have to use the correct amount.

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Postby Tadiera » Oct 27th, '05, 09:56

Marlene wrote:Did you even read this thread?


Apparantly not. My guess is they hit the first thread that looked convenient. This person's question does not even belong in this category.

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Postby Guest » Oct 29th, '05, 12:22

Hello, My best recommendation would be to get a hold of some measuring spoons at Williams Sonoma.
http://ww5.williams-sonoma.com/
I was given a set as a gift and love them!! The smallest measurement I believe is 1/4 or 1/8 teaspoon.
They are small and flat and very easy to get the exact measurement. (Once you know what that is.) You can also take them apart from the rest of the set so you could take only one to work..?

They are perfect for this. You'll love them.

I pasted the link, but I couldn't find them on the website. I would request a catalog.

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Postby Charm » Oct 29th, '05, 12:24

Sorry, I forgot to login.. :shock:

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Postby Tadiera » Oct 29th, '05, 12:34

Charm wrote:Sorry, I forgot to login.. :shock:


*chuckles* Either way, thanks for the suggestion! A flat measuring spoon would work a lot better for tea than the normal "bowl" sort.

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Postby floridahawk » Oct 29th, '05, 12:52

I just use a regular spoon, if it doesn't look like enough I just add more. Should I be more exact? I don't know. I have always cooked with the mentality of "ah, that looks about right". It seems to work ok for me.

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