1 tsp of loose tea = 2 grams
3 oz makes 30-40 (8 oz) cups of tea
8 oz makes 80-100 (8 oz) cups of tea
How to Get That Perfect Cup of Tea:
• To make a tea stronger, don’t steep it for longer. Unless it’s an herbal, steeping a tea for too long will make it bitter rather than strong. Instead, add more tea leaves or bags!
• As a general rule, use one level teaspoon or 2 grams for every cup (8 oz) you’re making. Fluffier ingredients like mint and chamomile, or teas with larger leaves like green tea or oolong could use an extra teaspoon.
• Tea bag teas are usually one per cup (8 oz) of tea, though you can always double-up when you want it stronger!
• Spring water is ideal for brewing, but not necessary for making a good cup of tea. If possible, use fresh cold water. Never use water from the hot water tap. Let the tap water run for a few seconds until it is quite cold; this ensures that the water is aerated (full of oxygen) to release the full flavor of the tea leaves.
• Try not to let your water reach a rolling boil, as that will release oxygen and result in a flat-tasting cup of tea.
• If brewing with loose leaf tea, there are several different types of infusers available; sometimes you’ll need to experiment a little until you find the perfect one for you.