Q: HOW MANY CUPS IS 1OZ OF TEA?
It depends on how deep your steeping game is.
If you steep the leaves just once, you'll probably get 10 8oz cups out of 1oz of tea. Since each Tea with Chocolate box comes with 2oz of tea, that makes for 20 8oz cups.
That being said, part of what makes artisan loose leaf teas so fantastic is that they taste great steep after steep. So if you embrace the multi-steep lifestyle, you're looking at 40, or 60 or more cups of tea.
Personally, we recommend going for at least 3 steeps per session. The flavors change subtly with each steep. It's fun.
Q: HOW DO YOU COME UP WITH PAIRINGS?
We work with tea and chocolate experts to source authentic specialty teas and world class craft chocolates. Then we try a lot of pairings until we find an interesting edge.
Maybe we taste it, turn to each other and go God D*** that's good.
Or we go, Woah...that's raspberry, like cranked up to 27.
Edges are those pairings that are so deeply something, be it delicious, or odd, or intensely raspberry, that your emotions shout HEY THERE! when you try it.