Tea Moisture

Obtaining Quality

Processing tea requires precise measurements of moisture and temperature levels in order to yield the highest quality end results. From the time they are picked to the time they are dried and packaged, tea leaves need constant monitoring. Without the correct level of moisture and perfect temperatures at each stage, fungi grow on the leaves, contaminating the tea and making it unfit for consumption. Do you need to measure tea moisture? We have the perfect moisture control solution!

Each variety of tea requires different drying and oxidation methods. These variations are highly important if the right variety — whether black or green, Darjeeling or Earl Grey — is to be attained, with all the subtle nuances of flavor that tea drinkers expect in their tea. That’s why moisture testing and regulation using the best moisture sensor equipment is essential to tea production.

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Unsurpassed in performance, our sensors can accurately measure moisture within tenths of a percent of most applications


MoistTech sensors withstand the test of time and are low to zero maintenance


Rely on MoistTech’s NIR moisture sensors to never drift or need re-calibration


A moisture measurement system is essential for the production process and in some cases will pay for itself in less than 30 days

Understand the Process

The IR-3000 improves the quality of tea, lowers energy costs, and guards against product waste. By measuring moisture levels with accuracy, tea leaves will have the best flavor and longest shelf life.


Proper Dryer Control

Efficiency is a top-of-the-line priority for manufacturers and the dryer can drain a lot of that. Measuring the moisture before and after the dryer allows the user to optimize the dryer settings to save time and money. A proper moisture control system will pay for itself with the energy savings from the dryer in less than 30 days. Efficiently controlling the dryer within the facility can drastically change productivity levels.

Moisture can be measured in multiple parts throughout the production process. We have successfully measured moisture in tea leaves and more — ask us how we can improve your production process today with a moisture measurement system.

Experience Matters

MoistTech has over 40 years of knowledge and experience, and we’ve put it all into our IR-3000 moisture sensor — making it the ideal choice for tea moisture analysis.

The IR-3000 takes instant, non-contact, highly accurate measurements of moisture (in % wet and % dry), temperature, caffeine, and more. It is capable of controlling moisture levels either manually or automatically.


Locate the point in the tea production process in which measuring moisture will be the most crucial and beneficial. Identify how you will use the moisture measurement data for improvements and if it will tie into your PLC. Remember this could involve more than one installation point!


A closed-loop process is achieved by incorporating a moisture measurement system into the manufacturing process. Developing a proactive solution to moisture control will avoid costly downfalls. 


MoistTech’s experts will assess your specific application with lab tests, calibrations, and accuracy results to ensure our equipment will perform for you. All of our sensors are pre-calibrated prior to being shipped to create a plug-and-play operation for the end-user.


We offer service and support throughout the world for our moisture measurement sensors and would be happy to connect you with a rep in your area. Contact us today for more information!