For tea friends who love tea, keeping tea at home is essential. However, tea is very hygroscopic and absorbs odors. At the same time, under the conditions of high temperature, high humidity, sunlight and sufficient oxygen, it will accelerate the changes of the ingredients contained in the tea, reduce the quality of the tea, and even age the tea in a short time. Especially the newly picked teas every year, so the preservation of the tea leaves should be special. So how do you keep fresh tea? Let's take a look together below.
Fresh tea preservation method.

First: Generally speaking, tin cans, altars, and colored glass bottles are the best containers for storing tea. Secondly, iron cans, wooden boxes, bamboo boxes, etc. should be used, among which bamboo boxes should not be used in the dry north. Plastic bags and cartons are the second. Many tea houses choose a clay pot made of purple sand, wrap the tea leaves with film paper, close the lid and seal it in this way.

Second: Stainless steel tea cans and iron cans are also good containers for storing tea. You can directly import the tea into the container and change the lid, so that it can play a sealing benefit, can prevent air from entering, and can be better. Maintain the nutrients in tea, and this method of maintaining tea is also very convenient.

Third: For ordinary families, the number of tea leaves is not much. You can put the box in the refrigerator for storage, so that the preserved tea leaves can play a dry and odorless benefit. (Today, tea houses generally have tea leaves Vacuum machine, after you buy the tea, let the teahouse help you to vacuum, and put it in the refrigerator after you return home, as long as it is not turned on, it can keep the original taste of the tea for a year and a half. It should be noted that once turned on, You must pay attention to anti-odor) can also be wrapped in moisture-proof film paper, and now in many developed places there are refrigerators dedicated to preserve tea, the benefit is better.

However, it should be noted that oolong tea, black tea and jasmine tea do not have to be kept in the refrigerator. Due to the low content of polyphenols in oolong tea and black tea, the rate of aging and deterioration is slow and easy to store; while floral tea has a rich floral fragrance, storage under low temperature will inhibit its aroma and reduce the freshness and concentration of aroma. Pu-erh tea is best kept at room temperature and placed in a ventilated and dry place.

Fourth: There is a relatively simple way to buy large glass tea jars in the supermarket. Generally, there are rubber rings around the jars, which can perfectly achieve the sealing benefit, which is convenient and practical.

Fifth: The older method of storing tea leaves is to use foam and put a large amount of quick lime in the box. The lime is usually lump-shaped and has not been dissolved. You can divide the tea leaves into large and small bags and tighten them. You can keep them after changing the lid. Tea leaves don't run away.
Precautions for storage.

Keep the tea containers dry, clean and free from odor. The tea leaves in the container should be placed in a dry and ventilated place. It should not be placed in humid, high temperature, unclean and exposed places. There must be no strong-smelling items such as camphor, medicines, cosmetics, cigarettes, and washing supplies. It should also be noted that different types and levels of tea cannot be mixed together and stored.

When removing tea from the freezer of the refrigerator, let the temperature of the tea in the tea pot rise to room temperature before taking it out. Otherwise, the tea will easily condense the moisture in the air, thereby increasing the moisture content of the tea and causing the accelerated deterioration of the remaining tea. You can divide the purchased tea leaves into multiple small bags and put them in the refrigerator. You only need to take out one small bag each time you drink tea, which has little benefit on the quality of other tea leaves.

The above content is introduced here, as long as you store tea at home, you need to be careful and pay attention to the storage environment. Drinking tea is a good living habit and beneficial to physical and mental health, so we can choose the tea that suits us to drink, and then continue to drink for a long time, then it will play a good health benefit.

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Salesman of Naturalpuerh company who loves tea for life!