Aug 24th 20 8:56 pm
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Japanese sencha seems to lose flavor after 1 day of opening!

by LeoFox » Aug 24th 20 8:56 pm

It is shocking to me how sensitive japanese green tea is.

I open a bag and the tea is great. I store it in original wrapper clamped with most of the air smoothed out, and then place that in an airtight sealed canister. Next day, tea has lost maybe 30% of its flavor. These are senchas from o-cha harvested this year. What am i doing wrong?

Aug 28th 20 9:00 am
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Re: Japanese sencha seems to lose flavor after 1 day of opening!

by Lyuluck » Aug 28th 20 9:00 am

If unopened, store in the refrigerator (or freezer) as is. However, be careful to return the tea from the refrigerator to room temperature before using it. ...
After opening, transfer to a container with light tightness and slight tightness, and store in a cool and dark place.
As a general rule, tea that has been opened should be stored in a cool, dark place that is not exposed to direct sunlight. Tea is vulnerable to oxygen, moisture, heat, and UV light and will deteriorate quickly if stored incorrectly. This time I will tell you about the correct method of storing tea.

Aug 30th 20 2:09 am
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Re: Japanese sencha seems to lose flavor after 1 day of opening!

by LeoFox » Aug 30th 20 2:09 am

Lyuluck wrote: If unopened, store in the refrigerator (or freezer) as is. However, be careful to return the tea from the refrigerator to room temperature before using it. ...
After opening, transfer to a container with light tightness and slight tightness, and store in a cool and dark place.
As a general rule, tea that has been opened should be stored in a cool, dark place that is not exposed to direct sunlight. Tea is vulnerable to oxygen, moisture, heat, and UV light and will deteriorate quickly if stored incorrectly. This time I will tell you about the correct method of storing tea.
Thanks for the suggestions. Actually, I have been doing exactly as you say and still experiencing this problem.