Hi I have some issues with my green tea

Made from leaves that have not been oxidized.

Jun 1st 21 4:12 pm
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Hi I have some issues with my green tea

by Alex23 » Jun 1st 21 4:12 pm

I have a Camellia Sinensis. Not too long ago I noticed some dark spots on the leaves. Also the leaves show some Browning on tips too. Do you have any idea of what could cause this problem? :) thanks

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Re: Hi I have some issues with my green tea

by 12Tea » Jun 10th 21 7:07 am

Dark spots is likely a result of burned leaves caused by improper roasting on a pan. Either the temperature was too hot, or the tea master didn't stir fast enough.

Browning of green tea leaves is a sign of oxidation of the leaves, this is caused by exposing the tea to too much humidity. This could happen when the packaging isn't closed well after use. Or the tea is stored in a humid environment like for example inside a fridge.