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ReginaldRufflebum's avatar

How many cups of tea does 1 oz loose leaves make?

Asked by ReginaldRufflebum (1points) December 19th, 2012

I’m using them in an infuser, of course, and would like to know how many cups I would expect before deciding how much to purchase.

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gailcalled's avatar

I brew tea each day and use about 1½ teaspoons for a 12 oz. mug. That makes a strong brew. I could use either less tea or more water for a paler brew.

I cannot translate an oz. into a teaspoon.

In general, it’s safe to buy 4 oz. of tea if you can get back to the store easily. That will insure that the tea itself doesn’t go stale. But it’s conjecture.

WestRiverrat's avatar

It depends on how strong you like your tea, and how big your teapot. I use the equivalent of 4 tea bags per 24 oz pot of tea.

gailcalled's avatar

^^^Using a teabag (which is usually stale dust) is very different from brewing loose tea leaves with boiling water. Since you like tea, why not try the old-fashioned method? It will knock your socks off and is really no more work.

WestRiverrat's avatar

@gailcalled I do use loose leaves, I was just trying to use a common unit of measure that everyone could relate to.

gailcalled's avatar

How many teaspoons for the 24 oz. pot? Four plus one for the pot?

WestRiverrat's avatar

Actually I use a difuser that holds about ¼–⅓ cup of loose tea and I don’t measure when I make tea.

gailcalled's avatar

I discovered that once I started to measure, I used a lot less. For a long time, the tea was too strong and I was diluting it with hot water and then throwing some out.

Unbroken's avatar

Oh I have seen the infusers. I don’t really see any real benefit compared to tea balls or those cups where the mesh strainers sit inside the top of them. But they look spiffy.

Um so yeah not a measurer either. I probably use a tablespoonish depends on the teas itself (what kind of leaf or flavors) What type of mood I am in how much is in the tin.

And if i don’t happen to be going through a lot i can set aside a portion aside and freeze it. Practical I think it is.

ragingloli's avatar

You first need to talk to the Wizard of Oz to find out the area of his land.

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