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Scaling Assam tea quantities when making tea in bulk?


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The entertainingly non-metric old British taster's method is to put as much tea as a sixpence weighs in a one gill (Imperial) tasting cup. (~2.83 grams per 142 mL fluid). This makes a fairly agreeable cup of tea. However, when I scale everything upwards, such as using 23 grams of tea in a 40 oz. teapot, the tea comes out very strong, and a bit too much even with milk.

Has anyone else noticed this effect? Any suggestions for how to adjust the weight of tea used when making large batches?

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I do not brew quantities that large, but my best guess is to aim for something in the range of 2.0 - 2.5 g/6 ounces. It may depend somewhat on the specific Assam you are brewing.

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For myself, as the teapot increases the teaspoons decrease. Otherwise, as you have noted, the tea is far too strong.

My guideline is 2-2.5 grams per 237 ml.

That said, I'm not that strict with my measurements. Water temp is more important to me.

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