Some teas we offer have very consistent weight by volume, teas like our WuYuan Black, Gunpowder Green, and Jade Oolong. But using a volume measure (a teaspoon, for example) for some other teas does not work as well. Teas such as White Peony, Camellia Flowers or Da Hong Pao Oolong really need to be weighed for accurate brewing.
Because of that we spent a lot of time looking at scales to see if we could find that happy medium between accuracy, usefulness, and cost. The scale we have chosen to stock fits the bill perfectly-- it's accurate to three decimal places; it is convenient, taking up little space (often at a premium in the kitchen); its range is suitable for tea brewing, whether for a cup or a tea pot's worth; and it is priced right. We've been using this scale ourselves now for more than six months and have been very pleased with it, We think you will be pleased with it as well.