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龍井茶的正確儲存提示 Tips For Keeping Long Jing Tea Leaves

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文 By: 黃碧雯 Jane Ng
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喝龍井茶,喝的是春天的氣息,喝的是綠茶的鮮爽!茶葉歸類於食用乾貨,從製作階段開始就須嚴謹把關,將成品的含水量控制在不超過5%的標準。符合規格的茶產品交到消費者手上後,只要遵照以下的儲存提示來收藏即可:

1. 貯存茶葉的空間須維持乾爽、無污染及無異味

比如,避免儲存於油煙味嚴重的廚房或潮濕且帶有異味的櫥櫃或抽屜裏。

2. 避免陽光直射

置放於陰涼處。存放器皿優先選擇不透光材質,比如錫罐、瓷罐、鐵皮罐;不建議使用玻璃或塑料容器。

3. 包裝須真空緊縮

若茶葉罐不足夠緊密,可保留產品內原有的鋁箔袋,開封後謹記密封,儘量減少其與空氣接觸的機會,以防氧化質變。建議每次封口時盡可能把袋內空氣擠出。

常見問題:把龍井茶葉儲存於冰箱是最佳的保鮮方法嗎?

 

An enjoyment of Long Jing tea is equivalent to embracing spring atmosphere and the freshness of green tea. Tea leaves are dry food product. Stringent measures should be taken from the production stage so that moisture level of the product is kept below 5 per cent.

Having sold to consumers, up-to-par tea products need not be kept in refrigerator. Instead, they can be well kept by following these steps:

1. The storage space should be dry, odourless and free of pollution

Avoid keeping it in oily and smoky kitchen. Humid, smelly cupboard and drawer are not ideal storage space either.

2. Avoid direct sunlight

Keep it in cool space. Opaque containers should be our first choice, including tin, porcelain or iron jar and pot. It is not advisable to use glass and plastic containers.

3. Vacuum and compressed packaging of the tea leaves

If the tea-leaves pot is not tightly sealed, we can keep the aluminium foil bag which comes along with the product. Once it is opened, seal it up tightly so as to cut off contact with air and avoid oxidation. Another tip is that every time we seal it, we should push out the air from the package.

Question:

Keeping Long Jing tea leaves in refrigerator – is this the best way to keep fresh?
This is indeed not the correct way to keep tea leaves fresh. Think about this. Ordinary families keep various food products in refrigerator, which makes it full of different tastes. If tea leaves – which have strong absorption by nature – are kept in a refrigerator, they would become deodorant and dehumidifier. This actually spoils the tea leaves.

Let's assume a consumer keeps tea leaves in a vacuum tea-leaves pot, which is then kept in a refrigerator. When he or she wants to make tea, the tea leaves would be taken out from the refrigerator. Which means from a vacuum condition, the tea leaves are then exposed in the air – the tea leaves are humidified and going through oxidation very swiftly. This also changes the quality very quickly.

Once a compressed package is opened, try finish brewing all the tea leaves within six months. Strictly speaking, the tea leaves do not become rotten after six months. Some can be kept for long term too. But the freshness of the bean aroma fades away as time goes by.

We shall enjoy our Long Jing tea when it is at the peak of its quality, as if embracing the freshness of spring.

冰箱並非保鮮茶葉的正確選擇。試想想,普通百姓家裡的冰箱里收納着林林總總的食材,充數着各種各樣的味道,把吸附性極強的茶葉置身於此境,它不就等同除臭劑或吸濕器,那不就毀了它嗎?

我假設消費者把茶葉存放在真空的茶葉罐裏,然後存進冰箱。每次欲使用時把茶葉罐從冰箱取出,茶葉從本來的真空狀態轉而曝露在空氣當中,瞬間吸濕受潮,加速氧化,甚至加速質變。

當你把壓縮袋打開後,請於6個月內把茶葉消耗掉吧!雖嚴格來說茶葉並不會在6個月後腐壞,它甚至可以長期儲存,但其鮮爽豆香會隨著時間流逝而漸漸變得淡薄。喝龍井應該喝其最美好的時光,享受那口春天的甘醇鮮爽。

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