Serving Tea To 40 Guests
If you are hosting a party with 40 guests and want to serve tea, it’s important to know how much tea you need to make. Below, we’ll discuss:
Amount of Teas to Prepare
- How much tea should be brewed?
- Do I need that much tea if my guests are not all drinking it?
- How can I plan for unplanned guests?
How much tea should be brewed? It is generally recommended to plan for 1/2 cup brewed tea (or 4 ounces) per person. That would mean you would need approximately 20 cups of tea (or 160 ounces) for your 40 guests. Tea typically has a 2-3x concentration, so you would actually be making approximately 10-13 cups of hot water.
Do I need that much tea if my guests are not all drinking it? Yes. You need to prepare enough tea for everyone, even if not all guests are drinking it. This is to ensure that everyone who does want tea has enough.
How can I plan for unplanned guests? It is recommended to add an additional 10-20% to the amount of tea you plan to make. This will take into account any last minute surprises. For example if 40 people are invited but then an additional 10 show up, you can account for that additional 10 people with the added 10-20%.
Overall, when hosting a party with 40 guests, it is recommended to prepare 20 cups of tea. It is important to account for unplanned guests, by adding an additional 10-20% to the amount of tea brewed.