Kai wrote:Ya know, I just recently (past month or so) realized that a teaspoon is a TeaSpoon. IE, a spoon for tea.
Alton Brown from the Foodnetwork did an episode on tea. Where he tells of how the "teaspoon" got it's name as a spoon for tea. Here is one of the recipes from that show.
Perfect Cup of Tea
Recipe courtesy Alton Brown
4 heaping teaspoons loose tea
4 cups water
Place loose tea leaves into a warmed tea kettle. Pour heated water over
loose tea leaves. Let steep. Strain tea and serve.
*Note: For Oolong and Green tea, water should simmer at 200 degrees F. and 180 degrees F.
*For Irish and English tea bring water to a full boil.
*Black tea should soak for 3 to 5 minutes. Oolong tea should soak for 4 to 7 minutes. Green Tea
should soak for 2 to 3 minutes.
I like my tea a little weaker so I use a measuring teaspoon instead. It's all about taste. Hope this helps.