This deactivation stops the natural oxidation process of the leaf, the process we know more commonly as the “browning” which occurs for example, when an apple has been cut in half and begins to turn brown.
PHatea® does not want this browning to occur on its leaves.
From here the first high temperature steaming process occurs.
The leaves have hot steam passed through them for 50 seconds reducing unwanted bacteria.
The Golden Flower is actually visible in the PHatea® brick.
The final step before packaging is a drying phase of 5 to 7 days at a temperature of 30-40 degrees Celsius.
This can be seen as a natural detoxification process.
To start dating its quite simple register, login, search profile, send messages, recieve messages and make new friends.The process begins with the tea leaves being sprayed with a “secret ingredient” handed down from generation to generation, and likely produced from prior batches of PHatea®.This secret ingredient will be the ‘starter’ to begin a final fermentation process and is unique to this tea.This is why PHatea® is called post-fermentation tea as the final act occurs after the fermentation steps we spoke of earlier and bares no resemblance to the oxidation process seen in the production of other teas.The Golden Flower is what is unique to PHatea®, the only tea to have this present during fermentation.Although PHatea® has been consumed for over 500 years, less than 30 years ago the mold responsible for the Golden Flower was discovered, the fungus species Eurotium Cristatum.