Measure Your Tea
There are a few different ways to measure loose tea. Some people measure by volume, others by weight, and still others by number of cups or infusions. Since everyone has their own preferences and equipment, it’s best to understand how people measure loose tea so you can choose the method that works for you.
You may have heard that tea is measured by volume, but did you know there is a specific way to do so? A “tablespoon” is one way of measuring loose leaf tea in your cup; however, the exact amount depends on what kind of spoon and cup you’re using. If you’re using a standard teaspoon measuring spoon (like the ones in your silverware drawer), each tablespoon will hold about 2 grams of tea leaves—the equivalent of 10-12 medium-sized leaves (or 20-24 smaller ones).
How Many Ounces of Water The Teapot Holds
To accurately measure the amount of loose tea to use for a cup, you’ll first need to figure out how many ounces of water your teapot holds. If you have a large teapot (with multiple cups), just divide the total volume by the number of cups.
To measure the volume of your teapot:
- Fill it with water and pour it into a measuring cup until full enough so that there’s room at least 2 inches above the rim.
- Measure how much water is in that final container; this is your answer!
Measure the Teapot
Before you begin measuring the amount of loose tea to use, you’ll want to make sure your teapot is correctly measured first.
The size and shape of a cup can affect how much liquid it holds – larger cups will hold more liquid than smaller ones.
Also, different materials have different amounts of porosity and absorbency; for example, glass has a higher absorption rate than ceramic or plastic. This means that if you used exactly the same amount of water for each material, there would be more tea in a glass cup than in a ceramic or plastic one!
Measurements like these are called specific gravity (SG). To calculate it yourself without having any fancy equipment at home, fill up each type of cup with water until it’s about halfway full. Then measure how much liquid there was altogether (for instance: “2 cups + 2 tablespoons”). Divide this total by two times its original volume: ((2+2)/2) = 1/4th teaspoon per tablespoon equals 25 ml per teaspoon = 0.25 fl oz per ml = 0/25 cups per tbsp=0 teaspoons per tablespoon = 25ml/tsp=1floz/g