The best way to measure tea is by weight, using a scale that's accurate to 0.1 grams. This ensures the actual amount of tea used, regardless of the cut of the leaf, which can vary widely from tea to tea.
This compact digital scale has a generous 300 gram capacity and is accurate down to 0.1 grams, which is necessary for consistent results.
When weighing tea, a good starting point is 2-2.5 grams of unflavored tea per 6oz teacup of hot beverage, or 20 grams for one gallon of iced tea. These numbers can be adjusted according to personal taste, and more tea is probably desirable for teas with a lot of added flavorings, or with herbal teas. Also, Oolongs usually require 50% more tea, about 3-3.5 grams per 6oz teacup or 30 grams per gallon of iced tea.
This scale has a backlit LED display and an excellent stable reading that updates after changes have stabilized, rather than showing constant fluctuations. So, after adding or removing tea, wait a couple seconds for the display to update. Operates on two AAA batteries, which are included.
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