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Re: Digital Tea Scales

by beecrofter » Dec 18th, '11, 12:12

Don't spend much more than you would on lunch for a scale because it will soon be an unused appliance gathering dust.
Weigh a few samples and see what 5 grams LOOKS like or 8 grams or 3 grams based on your style of preparation. After that the scale is just a distraction.

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Re: Digital Tea Scales

by Chip » Dec 18th, '11, 13:05

beecrofter wrote:Don't spend much more than you would on lunch for a scale because it will soon be an unused appliance gathering dust.
Weigh a few samples and see what 5 grams LOOKS like or 8 grams or 3 grams based on your style of preparation. After that the scale is just a distraction.

Tom
... in your humble opinion I am sure. :mrgreen: I weigh at the very beginning of the preparation, then forget it. It would be more of a distraction for me if I used too little leaf or too much.

I use mine each day ...
What can I say.

I enjoy the weighing process ...
And enjoy observing the leaves.

Each tea is different ...
Though I am much less apt to weigh anything but Japanese teas.

However, like how you determine how much leaf to use ...
And determine how much leaf you use as you like.

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Re: Digital Tea Scales

by Chip » Dec 18th, '11, 13:06

Poohblah wrote:I'm getting a vision of Chip donning microscope glasses and fishing individual leaves and pieces off of the scale's tray using a pair of hemostats, all while wearing a contorted facial expression of extreme concentration... :mrgreen:
Well, truth be told, I think it is easier for me to weigh versus the alternative of eyeballing it. :twisted: And this does help satisfy the mad TeaScientist in me! 8)

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Re: Digital Tea Scales

by Dresden » Dec 18th, '11, 23:20

I, like Chip, use mine every single day. (OCD :shock: )

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Re: Digital Tea Scales

by kasey » Jan 1st, '12, 02:37

I found one on ebay for just over $10 including shipping. And it's sensitive to 1/100th of an inch. So keep looking.

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Re: Digital Tea Scales

by Chip » Jan 1st, '12, 11:26

kasey wrote:I found one on ebay for just over $10 including shipping. And it's sensitive to 1/100th of an inch. So keep looking.
I am assuming you mean, "1/100th of a gram"? :mrgreen:

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Re: Digital Tea Scales

by kasey » Jan 7th, '12, 02:19

Oops. Yup, Chip.

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