How to store tea?
Most people on our planet drink a drink like tea. How to store tea, our article will tell.
Tea absorbs moisture and odors very easily, because of which even the nicest tea loses its taste and quality if it is not properly stored. The factors that affect the safety of tea, a large number. These are humidity, temperature, specific odors, air, lighting, microbes. All of these conditions can have a bad effect. In order for the shelf life of tea to be large, it is necessary to take into account all the above-mentioned features.
When the content of ordinary water in the tea leaf becomes more than 12%, negative processes of leaf degeneration begin to occur. That is why tea leaves must be stored in a ventilated dry place.
In any case, tea will not be stored for a long time. It is best to drink tea for one month from the date of purchase, because during long-term storage the aromatic substances will evaporate, tannin and chlorophyll oxidize, and with them the aroma, taste and clarity of tea disappear.
In order for tea not to lie around, it must be stored in an airtight container that does not receive light. It is also necessary to keep tea away from all kinds of odorous substances. It makes sense to keep separate teas of different quality and varieties. To avoid loss of flavor, pour a small amount of tea in a separate jar and fill it as you use. For storage of tea suitable containers made of tin. Try not to keep tea wooden or iron containers.
Recommendations of specialists
Experts also recommend the following storage methods:
- With quicklime. To do this, you need to expand the convolutions with tea layers along the edges of the dishes, and in its center put a bag of ash and quick lime, which should be covered with a tea convolution. Change this bag with lime need every 1-3 months.
- With charcoal. Pour 1 kg of charcoal into the bag. Put the bag in an iron container or in a clay pot. Tea decomposed as well as in the method number 1. You need to change coal every 1-2 months.
- In a thermos.
- With gas. Wrap the tea in aluminum foil. Now fill the voids in it with CO gas.2or N2with a high degree of purity.
Now you know what conditions for storing tea!