Conservation of Pu Erh tea

Pu Erh is a post-fermented black tea produced in Yunnan, China. Thanks to the micro-organisms, it continues to transform itself over the years. Special storage conditions are required to preserve its quality. This includes packaging, temperature and humidity. You wonder how to preserve Pu Erh? Here are some tips.

The packaging or the container of Pu Erh

Pu Erh is often compressed in the form of a wafer or brick. It is then packed in a cardboard box, bamboo or paper. Keeping it in its original packaging allows for better fermentation. If you have Pu Erh in bulk, you can put the leaves in a jar or in an airtight and opaque box.

The ideal environment for storing Pu Erh

Knowing how to store Pu Erh begins with an analysis of its habitat. The room where you store your tea should :

  • have a temperature between 20 and 30 °C ;
  • have a humidity level maintained between 50 and 75% ;
  • be aired daily, so that your Pu Erh ferments;
  • be odorless, otherwise the taste of the tea may be altered.

You now know how to store Pu Erh. By respecting these few rules, you will be able to take out your teapot to enjoy a good infusion of Yunnan black tea.