What volume is a standard teacup
Just upgraded to a larger tea mug with infuser, the volume is 420ml (14 oz?) so I guess it’s about double what I was drinking previously. Im finding that my beloved Harney’s pyramid tea sachets (which are meant to be for 2 cups) do not taste as strong. Prior to this I could resteep to get 2 cups with a good flavour.
What volume is a standard teacup?
6-8 oz. generally. I’d use 2 sachets for 14 oz and see how it goes.
Seems like a lot of tea though, 2 sachets for a large cup. Might just stick to a smaller cup for these (expensive) Harney’s teas. :)
Could you use hotter water or a longer steep? That might result in bitterness but would help you get a stronger first cup. I don’t like sachets as I prefer to customize the quantity of tea per cup, but if you’ve got them and like them then have at ’er! :)
You’re right, starting to see the advantages of loose leaf for customising quantities. I may buy a small(er) 1 person teapot for my beloved Harney’s, a lot of which is only available here in pyramid sachets. And keep the larger infuser mug for other teas.
You could also just use less water in the mug. Feels silly, but keeps the tea strong and lets you enjoy all your teaware!
My mugs are never full because I always make 8 ounces of tea, and most modern mugs are 12+ ounces. David’s in particular has so many cute ones that are 14 ounces, ugh! :P
I only ever make 8 ounces if I am using the Tassimo at my Dad’s. And then I stare at it and grumble about what a piddly quantity of tea that is. Most of my mugs are 10 – 14 with 12 being average and a few going way beyond. I like larger quantities in my tea, and my water, apparently.
I’m with you, Uniquity. We have a keurig and I am always disappointed at the tiny amount of tea/coffee/cocoa I get. It just doesn’t seem worth it! By the time I sit with my mug, it’s empty and time for me to make more!
I think this is a great question. I really wish tea companies would state what they consider to be one cup on their labels. I have an old timey cup that holds 4 oz filled to the top. I have some that hold 6 oz to the top. Most of my newer cups are 8 oz. My mugs start at 12 oz. A mug is what I normally use with around 10 oz of tea.
Personally, I would consider a cup to be the standard measurement of a cup, 8 ounces.
The size of a tea cup also depends if you are specifying asian size or western. Asian size cup is around 15 to 30 ML or an ounce or less. Western size cup is generally around 5 or 6 ounces. In each case it is the approximate size of a traditional tea cup for drinking. I have heard that Tibetans drink 40 cups of tea a day for instance and can’t imagine they are talking 8 oz cups.
Allank has good points there, but not only Tibetans, many people in China drink tea in tiny cup, with only 25-45ml. These tiny cups are for traditional Chinese gong fu cha(a way to prepare tea), teas are steeped in small teapot and served in tiny cups. It’s an very traditional way in China when friends come by to visit and chat over tea. I find it very interesting to do this when friends come over. It’s a lot of fun!