Storing large quantities of green tea

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Storing large quantities of green tea

by kasey » Apr 27th, '12, 00:53

I just discovered some bargains on Ebay of 500g quantities of farm grown blueish top grade Japanese tea for under $20. Very attractive but I'm not in the habit of buying so much at a time. I'm more into puerh.
If I put it in the freezer in a good rubber sealed jar will it keep for a year or so? I'm also thinking of sharing small batches of it on Ebay.

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Re: Storing large quantities of green tea

by Chip » Apr 27th, '12, 01:23

... huh? what? :shock:

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Re: Storing large quantities of green tea

by Poohblah » Apr 27th, '12, 01:30

tea isn't supposed to be blue...

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Re: Storing large quantities of green tea

by Stentor » Apr 27th, '12, 07:13

kasey wrote:500g quantities of farm grown blueish top grade Japanese tea for under $20


I doubt it. I assume you are talking about sencha. There's no way this is going to be any good.
Also, "blue"?

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Re: Storing large quantities of green tea

by Alex » Apr 27th, '12, 11:58


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Re: Storing large quantities of green tea

by kasey » Apr 27th, '12, 12:34

Thanks Alex. That's right, some of their teas have a bluish tinge to them which looks very deep and rich. I've only tried 3 Japanese senchas and have never seen anything like this but I'm tempted. Looks like a good vendor, I just wish they sold in smaller quantities.

But my original question is still unanswered. Anyone?

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Re: Storing large quantities of green tea

by Chip » Apr 27th, '12, 13:53

They would need to provide more info than what is provided before I would buy that much of any green tea. Japanese greens are definitely not like pu-erh. Best purchased in smaller amounts.

I am not seeing blueish however. Good sencha is deeper green in color.

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