Proper storage of Pu-Erh tea is very important for proper aging and for enhancing the overall quality and value of the tea. When you purchase high-quality Pu-Erh, it has already undergone a rigorous harvesting and storage process.
One of the things that makes Pu-Erh so desired throughout the world is that it is produced like fine wine – special care and attention are given to the leaves in every step of the process to ensure the highest possible quality. Storing your Pu-Erh tea cakes the right way will help enhance the tea as it ages in terms of appearance, aroma, taste, and the nutrients you receive.
Finding a Balance between Dry and Moist Storage
There are important directives to keep in mind when storing Pu-Erh so that you do not ruin the tea. These include:
Store the tea in a dark, cool, and dry area;
Keep the tea away from aromatic foods or items; and
Make sure the tea has access to airflow through appropriate packaging.
Tea lovers around the world have opinions on the best climates and methods for storing Pu-Erh, but you can use what you have in your own home to create your perfect storage solution. Avoid any situation that would lead to mold or would dry out your cakes, as these situations will undo the years of work put in and ruin the tea. Instead, it is important to find the middle ground.
For example, those living in extremely dry climates may want to increase humidity, while those in humid climates want to increase airflow so moisture doesn’t settle into the cakes. When purchasing Pu-Erh tea, ask about how the cakes have been previously stored. By appropriately packaging and storying your Pu-Erh tea, you can ensure you are not only protecting but improving the value of your investment. For more tips on storage, contact an expert at Tea Vue today at (888) 908-8717.