How many cups can I prepare from 1 bag of your Japanese green tea?

September 9, 2019

Gyokuro and Sencha

1 bag is usually 100g (3.5 ounces). 4g (1 level teaspoon) for 120 to 240cc (4 to 8 ounces depending on how strong you like your tea) of hot water. 25-40 cups can be made from one bag.

Tea Bags

Sencha and hojicha tea bags can be infused 3-4 times. With gyokuro tea bags we recommend no more than 2 infusions.

Green tea bag


Our matcha usually comes in 30g (1.1 ounce tins). You should use 2g (1/2 level teaspoon) for 120 to 180cc (4 to 6 ounces) of hot water. 15 to 20 servings per 30g tin.

If you purchase a Japanese Tea Ceremony Set then one heaping spoonful from the chashaku (bamboo spoon) for 4 to 6 ounces of water.
Matcha spoon
There are 2 types of matcha- koicha and usucha. These are chanoyu (Japanese Tea Ceremony) terms and literally translate as "thick" and "thin" tea. 

Houn no Uji matcha is koicha, our less expensive Kyo Mukashi matcha is usucha. You would probably use more tea when preparing Kyo Mukashi matcha but it all comes down to taste. There are no rules and you should prepare matcha your way. It may take 2 or 3 preparation attempts to find the concentration that is right for you.

Whisking matcha

Japanese green tea of the highest quality plus teapots and accessories for optimum preparation.

Japanese green tea leaves in spring

Larry O'Connor
Japanese Green Tea Online

1 comment

  • We love your Netto Gyokuro Larry. Gyokuro tea bags also.

    Steve Lindgren

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