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Description: WATER DAMAGE - FRESH OR SALT - Tea is usually packed in aluminum foil lined chests, aluminium foil or similar material, and when contaminated with water the packages become stained or the top layer of the plywood becomes corrugated. With damage by salt water, a whitish deposit is sometimes left on the wood. If no salt deposit is in evidence, it becomes necessary, in order to distinguish between salt and fresh water damage, either to smell or submit the stained portions to chemical tests. Although tea packages are lined, the contents can be damaged by water. When this occurs the tea will be damp and appear moldy, possibly having a musty or brackish smell, and if the package has dried out the tea may be caked. To recover the sound portion, remove with care the lumps or pieces of caked tea, taking care not to mix the moldy parts. Abandon those parts caked, dry or pasty in the angles and at the bottom. The tea should then run out easily and can be recovered.
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Commodity Name: TEA

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