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Tea Recipes and Journal

Tea Recipes and Journal

What's the best way to store tea? The 3 main rules.

Sometimes I'll get the question of 'How should I store my tea to extend its shelf life'? So I thought I would quickly talk about that here.

Tea doesn't like 5 things very much before it's put in a teacup by you, and those things are light, heat, moisture, odor and air.

We're awesome, so of course our resealable packaging you get with our tea takes care of all of these issues. But still, there's much to learn below...

The three main rules are -

  • Store away from sunlight (light and heat)
  • Keep your tea within non clear packaging, or at the very least - a dark jar or the cupboard (light, heat, moisture, air)
  • Keep it sealed (air, moisture)


Tea Storage Methods!

The Fridge:

One way some people store tea is in the fridge. This is actually pretty good for the short term if you're going to be drinking it quickly but for longer term you'd probably be better off storing your tea in the cupboard.

Why? One factor can be odor - you don't want green tea with a hint of lamb. Or maybe you do. But most people probably don't.

Another reason is that things in the fridge will gather moisture. Over time and mentioned above, moisture isn't good for tea and will take it out of its dried state.

Every time you open and close the fridge door, this causes fast humidity changes which in turn causes humidity to seep into even some sealed containers, which will degrade the tea.


The Freezer:

Some of the above applies to the freezer too, except with the notable addition of a lot more moisture.Tea that has been recently unfrozen will be wet. So unless you want to drink it all at once after unfreezing, you should probably stay away from this option.

The Cupboard:

Probably the most common storage area but with a few considerations to....consider. It's well known that tea will absorb the smells around it and this includes other teas too. How many teas do you have in your cupboard right now? Are some delicate flavours, and are some strong? Placing the strong unpleasant odor or Valerian next to Chamomile for awhile might give you a brand new tea smell that the worlds never seen before. Lets call it Chamerian.

Most of this can be resolved by using airtight containers though, so the only thing to take away from this is try not use a rubber band to seal your clear plastic tea bags in.

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