Tea (rec.drink.tea) Discussion relating to tea, the world's second most consumed beverage (after water), made by infusing or boiling the leaves of the tea plant (C. sinensis or close relatives) in water.

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Default just a comment on weighing tea,from a newbie

so i was brought up on teabags , and just got in to loose leaf tea 6
months ago.
i find the loose leaf tea amazing and have about 25 types at home from
whites, greens, blacks, puerh, a whole spectrum of tea tasting.

i recently picked up a didgital scale and measured out how much i
normally would use . to see how much i was using normally for
different teas.

the weights ranged from 3.5 to 7 grams per cup, that i had been using,
some of the green gunpowders i was way over in the estimating of
grams.

so i was dosing myself with mega caffeine and found some teas got
better after the 2nd to 3rd infusing, now i know why, too much darn
tea to start with.

now i have been introduced to another spectrum of flavours to these
teas, which were hidden by the overpoering use of tea. a more subtle
flavouring

i had been brought up on black finings tea bags and thought all teas
were supposed to be the same harsh acidic, tannic stuff.

so to all you newbies out there, invest in a cheap 10 dollar digital
scale

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wrote:
> so i was brought up on teabags , and just got in to loose leaf tea 6
> months ago.
> i find the loose leaf tea amazing and have about 25 types at home from
> whites, greens, blacks, puerh, a whole spectrum of tea tasting.
>
> i recently picked up a didgital scale and measured out how much i
> normally would use . to see how much i was using normally for
> different teas.
>
> the weights ranged from 3.5 to 7 grams per cup, that i had been using,
> some of the green gunpowders i was way over in the estimating of
> grams.
>
> so i was dosing myself with mega caffeine and found some teas got
> better after the 2nd to 3rd infusing, now i know why, too much darn
> tea to start with.
>
> now i have been introduced to another spectrum of flavours to these
> teas, which were hidden by the overpoering use of tea. a more subtle
> flavouring
>
> i had been brought up on black finings tea bags and thought all teas
> were supposed to be the same harsh acidic, tannic stuff.
>
> so to all you newbies out there, invest in a cheap 10 dollar digital
> scale
>
> alanj



I also find that, with some of my recent China black teas, if I don't
weigh them I sometimes come out with a cup that doesn't seem super
strong taste-wise but really gets me jittery with caffeine, so I find it
useful to measure those by weight so I can use the least amount of tea I
can without sacrificing taste too much.

Melinda
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