Let’s talk about how to store green tea to get a maximum of its useful properties. It is well known that one of the main and useful benefits of green tea are antioxidants. These antioxidants are known as catechins.
Catechins, the major polyphenolic compounds in green tea, exert vascular protective effects. But they are sensitive to oxygen and light. After the tea is stored for approximately 6 months on a shelf, its antioxidant content is reduced by 32%. So if you want to get maximum benefits of green tea, save it properly.
How to store green tea and save its useful properties
- The fresh green tea smells refreshing. So, if you smell stale or moldy that means that tea is not suitable for consumption.
- Correct storage can significantly prolong the freshness of the tea leaves. Choose tea in sealed packages or cans and store it in the refrigerator because air and light can infiltrate in a cellophane wrapper.
- When you take your tea from refrigerator make sure to let the bag of tea to come back to room temperature before you open it.
All these simple rules will help you to save tea always fresh, fragrant and beneficial.