How To Revive Moldy Tea

For general/other topics related to tea.

User avatar
Jul 28th 15 7:16 am
Posts: 143
Joined: Apr 18th 10 6:57 am

How To Revive Moldy Tea

by chittychat » Jul 28th 15 7:16 am

I had a Liu An (Puerh) tea which started to smell and the brew to taste moldy.
I did not want to discard it since it was still a good amount left.

So I washed the tea with ice cold water to remove any mold spores. Ice cold in order that the tea will not start a brewing.

After shaking-off the excess water I heated the tea under steady stirring in a cast iron frying pan order to remove any remaining water.

Then as a final step fully dried the tea under a hot sun.

Result, excellent. Tea as fresh and tasty as it only should be. Not a trace of mold can be detected.

User avatar
Jul 28th 15 8:24 am
Posts: 1670
Joined: Sep 2nd 13 7:22 am
Location: in your tea closet

Re: How To Revive Moldy Tea

by kyarazen » Jul 28th 15 8:24 am

nice!! :D

Aug 19th 15 3:54 pm
Posts: 225
Joined: Nov 25th 13 4:52 am

Re: How To Revive Moldy Tea

by ClarG » Aug 19th 15 3:54 pm

I'm glad this worked for you; but I personally would have just thrown the tea away even though it was pu-erh since it was mouldy.