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Emilie said

"Perfect Cup Of Tea" Spoon

Has anyone used one of these? I’m thinking of getting one because I have a coupon to a place that sells them. But I can’t find any information on how much it measures out. I would assume it is a teaspoon, but I would like to know for sure.

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Azzrian said

Link? If it is what I am thinking of I have one and don’t like it.

Emilie said

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Azzrian said

Nope that is nothing like the one I have – sorry. Although it may be a good thing :)

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SimplyJenW said

I have 3 different ones (one from Teavana that I got for free, one from Talbotts that came in a gift set, and the last from a local bulk tea seller). Mine all measure out 1 1/2 tsp.

My local tea seller version looks just like the one in the link.

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James R said

Yeah I’ve got one of those, they’re great for smaller leaf teas or rolled teas, but horrible for longer leaf “fluffy” teas

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candlelite said

I just use a set of round and oval measuring spoons. The oval ones are particularly careful for the longer, fluffier teas.

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VeryPisces said

You can get one for free from Teavana with your order. Just use a coupon code. I’ve done it twice for two free spoons.
http://www.tjoos.com/Coupon/67142/Teavana#b

When you use the code make sure the spoon shows up and is 0.00 in your list.

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Yeah, it’s just a teaspoon and a half, really. I have one (had two, sent one to a friend). Actually, we got another on the three-spoon set Missy got from Culinary teas, which has a 1, 2, and 4 ‘perfect’ spoon sizes. And a cute little teapot widget holding them together.

Why is the ‘perfect’ teaspoon bigger than a standard teaspoon? Because our measurement systems are all screwy.

A ‘cup’ of a hot beverage is 6 ounces (though I’ve heard 5.5 somewhere too). A real measuring cup is 8 ounces. A teaspoon is how much tea you need for a 6 ounce cup. A perfect teaspoon is how much tea you need for an 8 ounce cup.

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noordelijk said

I new the perfect teaspoon is good for an 8oz cup (after all, 8z=1 cup, metric) but I didn’t know all of this extra confusion haha.

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VeryPisces said

True, Dylan. Teas vary in leaf size, and the tisanes might have some rather large pieces in them! There’s no perfect teaspoon size, from what I’ve experienced.

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James R said

The perfect “teaspoon” is a digital scale, lots of patience,and experimenting with different tea to water ratios

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Emilie said

Thanks for everyone’s replies! They all really helped. I understand that there isn’t going to be a magic spoon that makes tea perfect, and each person has a different way for perfect tea. But it seems the general opinion is that these hold 1.5 tsps, which is exactly what I wanted to know.

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