Tea Spoon - "One Perfect Cup of Tea"
One of the biggest questions we get about loose leaf tea is, "How much tea do I use?" This is a great solution for measuring out that one cup of perfect tea! A Tea Spoon :) Made from grade 18/8 stainless steel this spoon is not only functional, but fun and beautiful as well. It's extra deep so that it is easy to measure out your one cup of perfect tea.Makes a great gift for any tea lover!
"As an unofficial but once widely used unit of Apothecaries' measure, the teaspoon is equal to 1 fluid dram (or drachm) and thus 1⁄4 of a tablespoon or 1⁄8 of a fluid ounce. The Apothecaries' teaspoon (formerly tea spoon or tea-spoon) was formally known by the Latin cochleare minus, abbreviated cochl. min. to distinguish it from the tablespoon or cochleare majus (cochl. maj.).When tea-drinking was first introduced to England circa 1660, tea was rare and expensive, as a consequence of which teacups and teaspoons were smaller than today. This situation persisted until about 1710, when the East India Company began importing tea directly from China. As the price of tea declined, the size of teacups and teaspoons increased. By the 1730s, the teaspoon as a unit of culinary measure had increased to 1⁄3 of a tablespoon, but the apothecary unit of measure remained the same. Nevertheless, the teaspoon, usually under its Latin name, continued to be used in Apothecaries' measures for several more decades, with the original definition of one fluid dram"