How do I keep my tea fresh?

Tea is a wonderful natural product that needs to be kept at its best, so getting the storage right is important to ensure that it remains fresh and full of flavor. Here are some tips:

Store in an airtight container because exposure to air will suck out the inherent moisture, whether the tea is black, green or herbal.

There are also odours in the air that can be absorbed into the leaves which will affect the taste. Glass jars with airtight lids or tin containers with tight-fitting lids are good options. We have branded glass jars available which feature each of our blends jars

Light also affects the leaves flavour and aroma, so store in a dark place or in a container that blocks light to protect it from sunlight and fluorescent light. A pantry or cabinet away from the stove or refrigerator is a good option.

Never store in the refrigerator or freezer because the moisture and odors can affect the flavor.

Finally, use within a reasonable timeframe. Typically tea has a shelf life of about 6-12 months, depending on the type of tea, so check the best before date to ensure you get all the flavor and freshness.

Follow these steps and you won’t go wrong.

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