Green tea the only class of teas that are unfermented
Teas (especially premium loose leaf teas) are categorised according to their degrees of fermentation/enzyme involved oxidisation during their processing. As a result, they all have their special post-production characteristics and require special consideration regarding their storage and preservation.
Green tea is the only class of teas that are unfermented and most of the premium green teas are made of tender tip leaves. The freshness of the green teas and its preservation is thus more crucial than any other categories of teas. I have witnessed a top grade Dragon Well green tea being stored inadequately (in a normal kitchen cabinet for years) - the quality was so severely reduced that it was really no value left for consumption.
At Valley Green Tea, we:
- Vacuum seal the teas at the sourcing location
- Air freight our supplies
- Refrigerate green teas at our local storage
- There is a clear difference in the appearance as demonstrated in the image (left - Dragon Well supplied by Valley Green Tea; right - a Dragon Well from a different supplier)
- The aroma of the dry leaves is fresh, elegant and potent
- The brew is filled with pure and fresh aroma, liquid clear and refreshing with a lingering after taste