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Frozen Storage of Tea Leaves after Withering for Use in Black Tea Processing
Chagyo Kenkyu Hokoku (Tea Research Journal)
Tea leaves that have been frozen and stored after steaming are generally used for processing of hand-rolled Japanese green tea (Temomi). However, there has not been a useful method for long-term storage of tea leaves for black tea processing. We stored withered tea leaves for period up to 5 months at -20 ℃. Tea shoots of the cultivar Benifuki grown in a field of Kanaya Branch Station, NARO Institute of Fruit Tree and Tea Science, were used for materials. They were plucked by a riding-typedoi:10.5979/cha.2018.125_37 fatcat:ja32ulpasvat3bkf52vordtadq