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Aug 10, 2008
a cup
by: Ian

How big is a 'cup'? Is there a standard size? Does 3 to 6 cups a day mean 3 mugs OR 6 small chinese bowls? I drink from cups which when full would hold about 100ml, but I don't fill them. A mug probably holds about 200-300ml wouldn't you say? What if you drink tea Gong Fu style?


Aug 10, 2008
Cup Size
by: Julian

With the sample of scientific studies I have read, cup size for green tea is usually 8 ounces and oolong tea 6 ounces, because oolong tea is made more concentrated.

Personally, I found number of cups to be extremely misleading as it really depends on your tea leaves to water ratio, which does vary tremendously depending on tea quality and individual brewing preference.

If you are drinking tea for health, cup size is a poor guide. More important is getting a high quality green tea, a gram of which should contain roughly 100 milligrams of catechins and 50 milligrams of EGCG. 3 to 6 grams of tea leaves should suffice for a day.

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