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2018 Genmaicha "Dragon Crisp"

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Dragon Crisp tea, or perhaps better known as Genmaicha, was once considered to be the "people's tea".  Most people could not afford to buy green tea everyday, but they found a way by substituting rice as a filler in their teapots.  Eventually, the secret to this unique "toasted rice tea" reached the royal family and its popularity took off from there...

Today, Dragon Crisp is now one of the most widely enjoyed Japanese teas. The toasty, nutty aroma dances with a sweet Sencha leaf to create a completely unique cup of warming, roasted grains...

Notes:          roasted grains, vegetal hints, brown rice

Infusion:      180ºF / 82ºC for 1-2 minutes

Origin:          Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Names:         Genmaicha, Toasted Rice




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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