The skills of judging, brewing and storing private old tea are public, and you can drink it at home to taste old tea.
What is old tea?
When the tea is stored for a long time, its taste becomes rich and not bitter, which is the main feature of old tea.
This transformation occurs because of the oxidation of the chemical substances in the tea.
Contains tea polyphenols (astringent taste, sour taste), amino acids (sweet taste, aroma), sugars (sweet taste, gum), fat (sour taste), which is a series of complex changes.
What kind of tea can be stored as old tea?
Oolong tea and black tea are the first choices for old tea.
According to the manufacturing process, oolong tea and black tea are suitable for storage as old tea. It should be noted that the fresh-scented oolong tea, including high mountain oolong tea and Wenshan Baozhong tea, although the degree of fermentation is heavier than green tea, the content of the oolong tea is easy to oxidize and produce off-flavor phenomenon.
By the way, Oriental Beauty Tea can also be used as old tea, but as the storage time increases, the honey aroma in the tea will gradually fade.
Lightly fermented tea leaves are not suitable-green tea
However, not all teas can be stored as old tea. Tea with a lighter fermentation degree is not suitable for storage as old tea (except for Pu'er tea), for example: green tea, because the chemical substances in the leaves are relatively unstable and easy to oxidize, which makes the taste fission, especially the color change is the most obvious. The green turns to brown.
Is old tea good?
How long does the tea store to become a high-quality old tea?
There is no standard stating how long the tea can be called old tea after storage.
When the tea is stored for a period of time, the taste becomes delicious, smooth, and not bitter. It can be called old tea. Of course, if the tea is very old, it does not necessarily make a good tea. To become a good old tea, it must return to the original tea essence. A good tea, coupled with proper storage conditions, can become a good tea.
How to store old tea?
Keep ventilated and dry is the most important
Tea is easy to absorb moisture and deteriorate. If you want to store old tea, it must be kept in a ventilated, dark, and dry place. If the environment is relatively airtight, it is recommended to change the air regularly so that the fresh air can be exchanged with the original air so that the tea will not have a stuffy smell. The environment where we feel comfortable is suitable for keeping tea.
Old tea brewing technique, 4 steps to make a good cup of tea
The intensity of the taste can be determined according to the brewing time and the amount of tea placed, and the taste of tea can be expressed by brewing with boiling water.
Step 1: Prepare a clay teapot (within 150ml is better), and warm the teapot.
Step 2: Flatten the tea at the bottom of the pot, add boiling water, and pour it out after 10 seconds.
Step 3: Add boiling water again and pour it out for drinking after 50 seconds.
Step 4: Repeat brewing more than 8 times until there is no tea flavor.
How to calculate the price of old tea? Can I buy fake old tea at a low price?
The price of old tea is usually higher. The main reason is time. Other factors include storage costs, processing costs (baking), and wastage costs (tea crushing, water loss).
Some people worry about whether they will buy fake tea?
How to distinguish between true and false old tea? How to distinguish between true and false old tea? We can make simple judgments based on the taste and shape of the tea after brewing. Taking oolong tea as an example, true oolong old tea, even after roasting, the tea tastes sweet and sweet, the tea soup is orange and bright, the tea leaves are still spring breeze after stretching, and the roasting aroma is light.
If the tea has a strong roasting taste and the leaves cannot stretch after brewing, it is necessary to consider whether it is true oolong tea. The most important thing is to find a merchant with a good reputation to effectively avoid buying fake old tea.
Old tea FAQ
- What is the difference between oolong tea and the old tea flavor oolong tea?
Oolong tea is a tea that has been stored for a long time.
Oolong-flavored old tea refers to fresh tea leaves that have been roasted at high temperature for a long time, and have not been stored for a long time.
This tea has a strong roasting taste, and the taste is weak, and even the throat will be uncomfortable.
- Does old tea have to be roasted?
Old tea does not have to be roasted. Roasting is to reduce the water content in the tea, to inhibit the growth of microorganisms, and to remove the miscellaneous flavors in the tea. The roasting process must be formulated according to the characteristics of the tea. Roasting is a modification that can enhance the taste of tea and remove the defects of tea flavor.
- How does old tea taste?
The most obvious change in flavor is between 15 and 20 years,tea have a sour taste. The main reason is that the tea polyphenols are cracked into gallic acid and fat into fatty acids.
After about 25 years, it will be converted to ginseng and red bean aroma, with a simple and thick taste.
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