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Hippietea said

Tea Scales?

Greetings! I love my loose teas but I always just scoop the desired amount with a tea scoop & put it in my infuser. I’m hearing lots about tea scales & was wondering what the difference would be if I weighed the tea then put it in my infuser. And are there any specific kinds of scales that are best & amounts of tea that I need for a cup depending on the type of tea.

Thanks for any replies you may have & sorry if this question seems a bit stupid aha I am new to tea scales.
Peace, Love & Tea ♥ =]

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i searched for electronic pocket scale on ebay to find the one i use, it was a jewelry scale – works great

Hippietea said

Thank you for the recommendation =]]

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Alaina said

I tried to use a food scale for tea but it wasn’t accurate enough. It couldn’t measure grams unless the amount on the scale was over 15 g, haha. But I’ve since gotten an older scale off of Craigslist that works a lot better, though it needs to be recalibrated every few months.

I generally go with 2 grams per 8 ounces, unless I’m measuring oolong. Then I’ll do something like 3.5 grams per 6 ounces with very short steeps.

Hippietea said

Thank you, this helps alot =]]

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I too have an electric pocket scale meant for jewelry, bought on Amazon for ~$15. I love it, use it often, especially for white & green teas – anything big and hard to measure with a teaspoon. I use about 3 grams leaf for 8oz water for most teas, oolongs and whites sometimes stronger.

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VeryPisces said

It’s so nice to see these archived posts. I searched for scale information and here it is. I purchased one for $10 from Amazon today. I was leery because of the price, but it has 4 out of 5 stars from almost 200 reviewers, so we’ll see…

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Donna A said

I love mine by Polder-it is very accurate. Don’t know what I ever did without it!

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ashmanra said

I love the one Upton has. I hope to get it for Christmas. It is especially for tea, not just a general kitchen scale, and has a cup weight mode. I think it is reasonably priced, too.

Babble said

Ooh, I’ve been eyeing that scale for a while. Just wish it wasn’t quite so pricey. Good to know you like it :)

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mrmopar said

if you find one with a tare option you can zero out your infuser and add the tea to it without having to transfer it again.

ashmanra said

I believe the one from Upton may have that, but that is a great point and I will double check before asking for it!

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