How much loose leaf tea per cup?

When it comes to brewing the perfect cup of tea, one of the key factors to consider is the tea-to-water ratio. Whether you're a seasoned tea connoisseur or just beginning your tea journey, getting the ratio right can make all the difference in achieving that ideal balance of flavor and strength.

So, how much loose leaf tea should you use per cup? The answer depends on various factors, including personal preference, the type of tea, and the size of your cup. However, as a general guideline, a good starting point is approximately one to two teaspoons of loose leaf tea per 8-ounce cup of water.

Of course, this is just a starting point, and you may need to adjust the amount of tea based on your taste preferences and the specific characteristics of the tea you're brewing. For example, delicate teas like white tea may require less tea leaves, while robust teas like black tea may benefit from a slightly higher ratio.

 For example one of our  best sellers: Smoked Bourbon Caramel is a complex and bold black tea, gently sweet and smoky.

Smoked Bourbon Caramel black tea

Experimenting with different tea-to-water ratios is part of the fun of brewing loose leaf tea. It allows you to tailor your brew to suit your individual taste and preferences. Some tea drinkers prefer a stronger, more robust cup of tea, while others prefer a lighter, more delicate brew. By adjusting the amount of tea leaves you use, you can customize your tea to perfection.

At Teamancy, we recommend starting with our suggested brewing instructions for each of our teas, which include recommendations for the ideal tea-to-water ratio. From there, feel free to experiment and adjust according to your taste preferences. Remember, there's no right or wrong way to brew tea—only what tastes best to you.
loose leaf tea steeping brewing instructions

So the next time you brew a cup of loose leaf tea, pay attention to the tea-to-water ratio and experiment with different amounts until you find your perfect brew. With a little practice and experimentation, you'll be brewing the perfect cup of tea every time.