How to check tea for quality and naturalness: the easiest way
Tea is a drink that people can drink many times a day. Therefore, it is worth paying attention to some of the nuances by checking the quality and naturalness of tea. In some cases, it can be very harmful and even dangerous.
The FoodOboz editorial team has gathered information and will tell how to check the quality of tea at home and what to look for.
How should tea look like?
When buying loose leaf tea, the first thing you should pay attention to is the appearance, namely the leaves. They should be uniform, smooth, and well-twisted. The last point indicates that the fermentation was excellent.
In addition, the colour is important. It should be strictly black or green. Leaves with a grey tint, which appeared due to strong friction, are not suitable.
What should be the aroma of tea?
It's worth noting that each type of tea has its own characteristic smell. However, the leaves should not give off burning, metallic, musty, or mouldy odours. Foreign smells indicate that the tea was stored incorrectly.
How to check tea at home?
The best way to check the quality of tea is to brew it with cold water. That is, you need to pour a small amount of leaves with ordinary cold liquid. Natural tea will not brew in this way even after a few hours. While a fake will immediately acquire a rich colour.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL reported what mistakes housewives make when brewing tea.