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Yunnan is famous for producing some of the world's finest teas in its scenic mountains.  A myriad of ethnic minorities maintain a premier standard of tea cultivation that dates back to its origins. 

While often recognized mainly for its Puerh, Yunnan produces some distinguished black teas that deserve far more credit for their unique smoothness and complexity.  Robust aromas of toasted oats, honey, and raisins precede a spicy, malty bouquet of cinnamon bark and dried plum...

Notes:         cinnamon, oats, raisins, honey

Infusion:     200ºF / 93ºC for 1-2 minutes

Origin:         Yunnan Province, China




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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