Stains and residues on your tea equipment might seem commonplace, but they can leave your beverages bitter or sour. A clean brewer is essential to great-tasting tea, which will lead to increased sales on an incredibly high-margin product.
How Often Should I Clean My Tea Brewer?
Ideally, you’ll want to clean your tea dispenser daily to prevent buildup, as well as maintain intended flavors. For loose parts like brew baskets, lids and spigots, cleaning once a week is optimal.
- Drain and rinse the dispenser.
- Fill the dispenser with warm water and add Sani-Tea.
(Dilution Amounts: 1 packet (1.5 oz.) per 1.5 gallons (5.7 liters) warm water provides 100 PPM chlorine. 2 packets (3.0 oz.) per 3.0 gallons (11.4 liters) warm water provides 100 PPM chlorine.)
- Soak for 2 minutes, or overnight for heavily soiled equipment. Scrub as necessary.
- Drain solution through spigot, and allow dispenser to dry.
- After brewing, draw one serving of tea and discard to re-season equipment.
How Do I Clean Loose Tea Equipment? (Brew Baskets, Lids, Spigots)
- Mix 1 packet of Sani-Tea in 1.5 gallons of warm water.
- Remove any parts you wish to clean from the dispenser, and soak for at least 2 minutes, or overnight for heavily soiled parts.
- Allow parts to dry, then reassemble.
Check the Results!
A single application of Sani-Tea can remove stains and residues that make a big impact on the flavor integrity of your tea.
Getting comfortable with your tea stains? Don't! Regular cleaning with Sani-Tea can remove unsightly stains and destroy residues so you can brew better tea.
What About Tea Liners?
While it’s tempting to neglect cleaning and use disposable tea liners, there are several reasons to opt for a proper cleaner and sanitizer.
While a liner might prevent some stains, not all parts are preserved. Notably, you will still need to clean your brew basket and spigot. A proper cleaning solution process is safer and more efficient, while adding minimal labor.
Tea liners might save a small amount of time, but the ongoing cost of purchasing disposable liners adds up tremendously, especially when compared to the small amount of solution used with a cleaner/sanitizer like Sani-Tea.
For those striving to reduce waste, the choice is clear. A small amount of Sani-Tea goes above and beyond to clean and sanitize, with a fraction of the plastic waste.
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