The Perfect Tea Spoon for the Perfect Cup of Tea

The Perfect Tea Spoon for the Perfect Cup of Tea

Do you know how many grams there are in a Teaspoon?

Well, teaspoons come in a variety of shapes.

The capacity of a teaspoon will vary depending on the teaspoon you decide to use, likewise the ideal amount of loose leaf tea may vary depending on the type of tea you decide use.

Knowing how many grams there are in the teaspoon you are using would be of great help in brewing loose leaf tea.

Name Sencha
A level spoon of:
Chagou -
Tea scoop 3 g
Tea scoop 3.5 g
Tea scoop 2 g
Coffee spoon (small) 1 g
Teaspoon (common) 1.5 g
Wooden teaspoon 2 g

How many teaspoons of loose leaf tea should you use to brew the perfect cup of tea?

If you are not familiar with the different types of spoons there are, you can use any spoon you find in your kitchen.

High-quality sencha is heavier than other teas even though it is less dense. As a result, it requires fewer tea leaves when brewing unlike fukamushicha (deep-steamed green teas).

Name

Sencha

A level spoon of:

Fukamushicha

A level spoon of:

Measuring spoon (1/2 tsp / 2.5cc)

- -

Measuring spoon (1 tsp / 5cc)

2 g

3 g

Measuring spoon (1 tbsp / 15cc)

5 g
6.5 g

Regular table spoon / Curry spoon

3 g
4 g

Name

Genmaicha

A level spoon of:

Hojicha

A level spoon of:

Measuring spoon (1/2 tsp / 2.5cc)

- -

Measuring spoon (1 tsp / 5cc)

2 g
0.5 g

Measuring spoon (1 tbsp / 15cc)

5 g
2 g

Regular table spoon / Curry spoon

3 g
1.5 g

※The level spoon seems to be heaped because of the way the pictures were taken.

What is the difference in grams depending on how it is served?

For one cup of tea, you need to use 3g of tea leaves. (The amount of loose leaf tea may vary depending on the tea).

One cup of fukamushicha requires one teaspoon of loose leaf tea. We compared one teaspoon of sencha and one teaspoon of genmaicha with one heaping spoon of sencha and one heaping spoon of genmaicha. We used a tablespoon to measure hojicha because one teaspoon of hojicha won’t be enough to brew the perfect cup of tea.

Name

Measuring spoon (1 tsp / 5cc)

Sencha

A level spoon of:

2 g

Sencha

A heaping spoon of:

3 g

Name

Measuring spoon (1 tsp / 5cc)

Genmaicha

A level spoon of:

2 g

Genmaicha

A heaping spoon of:

3 g

Name

Measuring spoon (1 tbsp / 15cc)

Hojicha

A level spoon of:

2 g

Hojicha

A heaping spoon of:

4 g

※The level spoon seems to be heaped because of the way the pictures were taken.

How does 3 grams of tea leaves equal in a chago?

(The chago is also called, senbai, chasoku and chakei depending on schools).

A chago is the perfect Japanese tool for measuring the right amount of tea. There are a great variety of chago, from the wooden ones to those made of metal and ivory. The principle is to transfer tea leaves from the tea container to the chago, and then from the chago to the kyusu.

3 grams of tea leaves in a chago :


Sencha


Fukamushicha


Genmaicha


Hojicha

Tips to brew tea at home

1. Measure the capacity of the teaspoon you are using.

2. Use the same teaspoon to measure loose leaf tea for brewing

3. Add the proper amount of loose leaf tea according to the type of tea to be brewed.

This guide would really help with brewing a nice cup of tea!

How to brew a good cup of tea (approx. for 1 person)

Gyokuro Sencha Fukamushicha
Loose leaf tea 5 g 3 g 3 g
Temperature 50°C 70-80°C 70-80°C
Quantity of water 20 ml 90 ml 90 ml
Steeping time 2-3 min. 1 min. 1 min.
Product page Uji Gyokuro "Saiga" Uji Sencha "Zuiun" Fukamushi Sencha "Kousen"

Genmaicha Hojicha
Loose leaf tea 3 g 3 g
Temperature Boiling water Boiling water
Quantity of water 90 ml 130 ml
Steeping time 1 min. 30 sec.
Product page Karigane Genmaicha Hojicha "Kyoukun"
※(The steeping time may vary depending on the type of tea).

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