Learning The “Secrets” of Drinks

January 14, 2019


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Storage Tips for Tea Leaves and Fruits

To preserve the freshness of tea leaves and fruits, it is important to store them in the right place. They will lose their flavor easily and quickly if you store the tea leaves and fruits in the wrong place. Even after using the tea leaves a few week after purchase, the tea leaves may still lose their taste. Before you buy tea leaves and fruits you should familiarize yourself with the ways on how to store them. The best thing to do is to buy a small amount of tea on a regular basis rather than purchasing large amounts of it. The tea will be consumed well before it reaches it expires. Those who buy tea in large amounts forget to check the expiry dates. You will have to throw the tea away when it expires because it will have lost its stale. Be keen to check expiry dates of every type of tea if you would like to enjoy its taste for an extended period.

Moisture, air, light and extreme heat should never come into contact with tea and fruits. You should store tea leaves in cool and dry places. Airtight containers may also be used to store tea leaves. Ceramic jar or tin is the best container to use for storage of tea. Direct sunlight should be avoided when you choose to store tea leaves in glass jars. The reason as to why you should store tea leaves away from sunlight because it makes the tea to fade.

The tea leaves have a little moisture, and if they are exposed to the air, they dry out, and that’s why those containers need to be airtight. The little moisture that these tea leaves have is what that makes them retain their freshness. If they get exposed to the air or sun, the moisture may evaporate which in turn will make the leaves brittle. Also, dry tea leaves will not rehydrate in hot water to give their flavor.

You should consume a packet of tea for six months because after that they lose their taste even though there are some that lose it after six months. There are some teas that take a short period before they lose their freshness and flavor like the green, white and yellow tea. Buying those types of teas in small quantities is the best thing if you would like to enjoy their taste and flavor. Some teas remain fresh even after one year like the black tea. Storing tea in the right place won’t keep it fresh forever, and for this reason, you should always consume when its fresh because it has the best taste. However, there are other types of teas like Sheng Pu-erh that taste better after they are stored for a more extended period.

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