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Arrived Safely

The Tea arrived safely just after Christmas and I am very impressed with your service. You have a new long-term customer! I am still working my way...
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I ordered the Tea for my wife who is of Taiwanese extraction and she is an expert. She is very happy with the quality of the tea and although she...
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Great quality Oolongs

Received my 4 Oolong teas today and have been thoroughly enjoying the taste experience... very impressed with the freshness & quality. Shipping all...
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The tea arrived several days. They are very good indeed. I like them very much! Glad to have found your online store.
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Storing Oolong Tea

Tea can easily absorb moisture and odors, so in order to preserve the quality of the tea it must be stored properly.

There are seven things which can affect the taste and quality of tea:

  1. light
  2. temperature
  3. moisture content of the tea
  4. atmospheric humidity
  5. oxygen
  6. microorganisms
  7. bad odors

Therefore tea should ideally be stored in a non-transparent, air-tight container and kept in a relatively low-humidity environment.

Moisture

Newly processed tea has a moisture content between 5% and 7%. It will absorb extra moisture when it is stored in humid air. During rainy weather, the moisture content of tea can rise by 1% every hour, and during spells of high humidity the moisture level of tea can rise to 15% after 5 days.

Increased moisture content provides a suitable environment for microorganisms which can severely affect the quality of the tea by giving it a stale taste and odor.

Odors

Tea can easily absorb odors so it must be stored away from spices or other strong-smelling food. It should not be kept in new lacquer-ware or any other container that has a smell. The tea will absorb these odors very quickly - perhaps a few hours in such a container will make it undrinkable.

Vacuum Packaging

The vacuum-packed foil bags that we use at Tea From Taiwan are ideal for storing tea for extended periods. They protect the tea from odors and the tea remains fresh for several months.

Once the vacuum bag is opened the tea should be transferred to another container with a tight fitting lid. Clear plastic containers are OK as long as they are stored in a cupboard or otherwise kept out of the light.

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