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Freezing Tea?

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Freezing Tea?

omotosando | Jan 25, 2007 07:56 PM

Liu recently posted about what to do with all that tea that keeps accumulating in the Liu household. I just glanced at my favorite cookbook - Shizuo Tsuji's Japanese Cooking A Simple Art.

The book says tea freezes well and can be kept in the freezer for about a year. "Let leaves come to room temperature before brewing, it only takes about 10 minutes for a few Tbsps to thaw." Otherwise, the book says you can only keep green tea in an airtight container for "a few months."

What do the tea masters out there think about this advice? Can you actually freeze tea? I'm sure one wouldn't want to freeze those obscenely expensive oolongs, but what about those middle range teas? Could be a solution to all that tea that keeps accumulating that you are not yet ready to throw out.

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