This wood scoop might not look like anything special. But this scoop is actually very popular among tea lovers. Why? This wood scoop is lighter and softer than stainless steel scoop, which is great for scooping fragile tea leaves. Using a stainless steel scoop can easily harm your precious tea leaves. Using a scale to measure your tea is more recommended. But when you don't have the scale, the scoop also measures pretty neatly for most teas using a gongfu style brewing method.