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Darjeeling Moonshine

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The famous tea producing town of Darjeeling is often referred to as the "Champagne of tea" -- a distinct geographical bastion of mountains, hard-working people, and exquisite teas.  This unique white tea emerges from Glenburn Estate in the Kambal tea region.

Tender shoots from Darjeeling are prized for their briskness and complexity.  This rare, white tea is harvested in small batches during the first days of the Spring, giving it all of Darjeeling's highly coveted, first-flush character.  The resulting cup is delicate and citrusy.  Distinct aromas of anise and lemon are finished with a sweet palate hinting of wintermelon...

Notes:         wintermelon, lemon, anise seed

Infusion:     190ºF / 88ºC for 1-2 minutes

Origin:         Darjeeling, India




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Tea Infusion Quantities

So how many cups is 50g of tea? Or 1lb of tea leaves?

The appropriate amount to use depends on the size of the teapot, teacup, or gaiwan, and how much water is being applied.  Typically, an average serving of tea in a small-medium vessel is about 4-6 grams.  Experienced tea drinkers will often use 6-8 grams per serving - with shorter and more frequent infusions.

Therefore, a 50 gram pouch of tea should be good for 8-12 servings of tea.  Depending on the type of tea, however, the leaves can withstand several "steepings", so that 50 gram pouch should allow for 24-50 cups of tea!  And, since a pound (lb) is about 450 grams, a properly steeped pound of tea should produce several hundred cups of tea!

 

Quantity of Tea

50 grams

100 grams

1 pound

Servings

8-12 servings

16-24 servings

70-85 servings

Cups of Tea*

24-50 cups

50-100 cups

200-400 cups

*often depending on the technique of the tea master, time per infusion, and thirst of the drinkers