Something horrible has happened, my matcha whisk has been attacked... by molds!
I've come to accept the fact that it likely can not be saved. I'm trying out a couple of different techniques now to see if it grows back, however I do believe it will and that I will have to get a replacement.
Anyway, getting that replacement might take some time so I think it would be best to freeze my matcha. Thus comes the question: How?
Normally when you freeze something all the water in the air surrounding it crystallise, then when you defrost it it turns liquid and spills all over your precious tea. Furthermore I think it also attracts more moisture from the surrounding air when you defrost.
My idea is that I'll do this:
1. Put some paper or other dry material inside the matcha bags which will absorb the moist.
2. Wrap the bags in paper too.
3. Put the wrapped bags in an airtight box, possibly a pre-frozen one.
What do you think of this setup? Any ideas for improvements? Any advice against doing this (i.e. it will ruin the tea or it's an unnecessary risk as freezing it will do little good?)?