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Your afternoon tea tastes better thanks to humidification!

There’s nothing like a good cup of tea, but most people don’t give much thought to what goes into its production. Here we’ll reveal why humidifiers play a crucial role in tea processing.

Following the plucking, withering and rolling stages, tea enters the oxidisation and fermentation process. During this time, it’s important that humidity remains at around 80-90% as oxidisation can only occur in the presence of moisture. As the moisture evaporates, a cooling effect is produced that helps to control the room temperature (which should be around 20-25°C).

A consistent level of humidity helps give the tea a stronger colour and flavour, allowing tea producers to distribute a consistently high-quality product whilst halving the amount of substandard tea which must be wasted. The upshot of all this is that they can charge a greater market price and maximise profits.

In order to achieve this, a trusted system such as the Gibbons rotary atomiser may be used, which is capable of providing an extremely consistent level of humidity and reliable performance. This system manages water flow via advanced control algorithms to achieve accuracy of within 0.1 l/min. In addition, the low-energy output means that payback may be realised in as little as two years.

Learn more about Gibbons’ humidification products and lifecycle services by calling Steve Rix on 07966423165 or email steve.rix@gibbonsgroup.co.uk

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