Oh yum!
I totally disregarded the directions (2tsp) & went with 1Tb + 8oz X 3min.
YUM!!
I have previously not been that impressed by this tea, but I love the way it looks, & because the leaf is so big, I figured why not treat it like I treat Laoshan black? I mean, really, why not?
So I did. Now I’m in love with it, it was so much more rich & delicious, fruity & sweet.
I’ll drink it this way from now on, with a 5 minute resteep as well.

Anna

How do you handle measuring out teaspoons when the leaves are so big? Is there a special trick?

keychange

I just stuff my teaspoon until the leaves are level with the edges (length-wise), and it usually results in a heaping tsp, but that’s fine with me. There will always be some leaves hanging out over the sides, but it’s better than underleafing, as far as I’m concerned.

Dag Wedin

I really do not get how to measure by teaspoon. :) where does it come from? What other ways is there in other cultures?

Anna

Dag, you always weigh out your teas, right? What kind of scales do you use?

Butiki Teas

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Hey Anna, this scale is pretty awesome for measuring out single servings: http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/my-weigh-durascale-d2-300.html

Other than weight, I measure by how much of tea % wise is in the gaiwan. A lot of times I go for about 1/2 full with long leaves.

Anna

Stacy, that store is ridiculously amazing. ALL SCALES. I can’t even. Seriously. I will nerd out over this so hard. Thank you! I’m looking forward to the fall, by the way – I miss your pumpkin tea, and I want to sample some of your unflavoured teas now that I have graduated to those. =) (Sorry for the hijack, Terri!)

Butiki Teas

Anna-Look for a scale that goes 2 decimal places in grams. Those are more accurate. Have fun scale nerding out. The small scales are really affordable too.

Excellent, look forward to hearing from you in the fall. :)

Sorry Terri.

Terri HarpLady

Hahahaha, I don’t mind my post being hijacked at all! I only glanced at the scale page briefly, because I can be very obsessive, & often have to work NOT to be.
Regarding measuring teas, for anything that has wild leaves, like this one, if the instructions say 2 tsp, I’ll try to fit them into a TB & just fill it loosely. This time I heaped it.
More often I’m starting to just weigh things, especially crazy teas, using 4 – 5 grams to make a cup of tea. I’m still figuring that out, but it’s MUCH easier, especially with the crazy (but fun & beautiful) teas.

Terri HarpLady

My current scale:
http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-Glass-Digital-Capacity-3831/dp/B00B27H7RE/ref=sr_1_28?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1393528677&sr=1-28&keywords=taylor+kitchen+scale
It’s not fancy, & I got it at Target. On grams, there are no decimal points, & occasionally I have to re-weigh things because it will get a little off, but it suits my needs for now (unless I start perusing that scales page Stacy shared…but I’d rather spend my money on tea).

Dag Wedin

I use a pocket scale. Small and practical.
https://www.teknikmagasinet.se/db.pl?tf=product_link.html&link=&artnr=340145&title=Pocket%20Scale%20500g%2f01&

Im sure pocket scale is availible everywhere.

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Anna

How do you handle measuring out teaspoons when the leaves are so big? Is there a special trick?

keychange

I just stuff my teaspoon until the leaves are level with the edges (length-wise), and it usually results in a heaping tsp, but that’s fine with me. There will always be some leaves hanging out over the sides, but it’s better than underleafing, as far as I’m concerned.

Dag Wedin

I really do not get how to measure by teaspoon. :) where does it come from? What other ways is there in other cultures?

Anna

Dag, you always weigh out your teas, right? What kind of scales do you use?

Butiki Teas

Delete
4 minutes ago
Hey Anna, this scale is pretty awesome for measuring out single servings: http://www.oldwillknottscales.com/my-weigh-durascale-d2-300.html

Other than weight, I measure by how much of tea % wise is in the gaiwan. A lot of times I go for about 1/2 full with long leaves.

Anna

Stacy, that store is ridiculously amazing. ALL SCALES. I can’t even. Seriously. I will nerd out over this so hard. Thank you! I’m looking forward to the fall, by the way – I miss your pumpkin tea, and I want to sample some of your unflavoured teas now that I have graduated to those. =) (Sorry for the hijack, Terri!)

Butiki Teas

Anna-Look for a scale that goes 2 decimal places in grams. Those are more accurate. Have fun scale nerding out. The small scales are really affordable too.

Excellent, look forward to hearing from you in the fall. :)

Sorry Terri.

Terri HarpLady

Hahahaha, I don’t mind my post being hijacked at all! I only glanced at the scale page briefly, because I can be very obsessive, & often have to work NOT to be.
Regarding measuring teas, for anything that has wild leaves, like this one, if the instructions say 2 tsp, I’ll try to fit them into a TB & just fill it loosely. This time I heaped it.
More often I’m starting to just weigh things, especially crazy teas, using 4 – 5 grams to make a cup of tea. I’m still figuring that out, but it’s MUCH easier, especially with the crazy (but fun & beautiful) teas.

Terri HarpLady

My current scale:
http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-Glass-Digital-Capacity-3831/dp/B00B27H7RE/ref=sr_1_28?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1393528677&sr=1-28&keywords=taylor+kitchen+scale
It’s not fancy, & I got it at Target. On grams, there are no decimal points, & occasionally I have to re-weigh things because it will get a little off, but it suits my needs for now (unless I start perusing that scales page Stacy shared…but I’d rather spend my money on tea).

Dag Wedin

I use a pocket scale. Small and practical.
https://www.teknikmagasinet.se/db.pl?tf=product_link.html&link=&artnr=340145&title=Pocket%20Scale%20500g%2f01&

Im sure pocket scale is availible everywhere.

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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