Monitoring the moisture content in made tea
In 1995, the FAO (Food and Agricultural Organisation) international group established a standard on black tea (1). This standard includes a paragraph specifically on moisture content and states that tea should be packed with a moisture content of less than 4 percent. The document also states that it is likely that during transport to the point of export and further shipment to the importing country, tea absorbs more moisture and that tea with a moisture content of 6 percent and above deteriorates in quality.( Moisture refers to the water content in Tea).
Until now, the problem of storing premium quality tea post manufacture had been largely unsolved and unattended , as teas after processing during transportation and storage over time tend to absorb moisture from the atmosphere and as a result deteriorate in quality.
Teamafco's teas are packed into tea liner bags made out of multi-layer flexible packaging films before being stuffed in PP/jute bags/half size paper sacks (2ply of 70 GSM SEK 1 + Inner ply laminate of kp + ldpe + mtl al-foil laminate 100-104). These specially made liner bags have been made from EVOH / Nylon based high-barrier films and provide perfect barrier against Oxygen and moisture, thereby protecting the contents and ensuring a longer shelf life even under diverse storage temperatures and conditions. These special liners have excellent retention power which helps in preserving the taste, aroma, flavour, colour, texture and integrity of our teas.
The pneumatically heat sealed liners further ensure that the liner is air tight so that the tea that you serve to your customer is FACTORY FRESH always.