Pu-Erh / Tea Humidification
Our clients tell us (and much has been written about) the advantages of aging certain types of tea with humidification, including distinct changes in the elevated fragrance and the microbial aging activity of the tea when properly stored with appropriate humidification in a suitable, stable environment. We recognize that not everyone can age their tea in the well-regarded microclimates of certain areas in Asia, but we’re here to help you to get as close as you can if you don’t happen to live in one of those places!
Unlike our competitors that offer swelling “jelly” style beads, which generally wear out over a relatively shorter period of time, are more prone to mold, and only “push” moisture one way, we use hard silica beads manufactured to maintain specific humidity levels of 60%, 65% or 70% that, if charged and cared for properly, will last many more years. Unlike many other beads on the market, our humidification beads are not only less prone to mold, but are a moisture sensitive 2-way system that both absorb humidity and release it automatically, as needed, to maintain your chosen relative humidity environment for your age-worthy tea.
Our beads and devices are ideal for aging and maintaining your Pu-Erh, Heicha, Cake Pressed Oolongs, Black Tea, and other age-worthy tea (in cake, brick, or loose-leaf form), whether it is stored in a box, canister, caddy, or other creative container system (provided the chosen aging container’s design and materials hold the moisture in appropriately and do not just dissipate it).
See this article for suggestions on how to set up a simple aging container, on the impact of container design and choice of materials, and on dialing in your RH Shield device(s).
You should select the relative humidity of your choice of our beads at 60%, 65% or 70% upon clicking the desired product before it goes into your cart.