Tea Storage

Fresh tea leaves start to lose their delicate and refined flavors as soon as they are exposed to air. It is for that reason that tea storage is of the utmost importance. Tea should always be stored either in a tea tin, tea caddy or an sealed airtight container. The storage medium should also be odor free since tea will quickly pick up any smell that it is exposed to. Moisture is also an enemy of good tea, which means the storage container should be completely dry putting tea inside. In addition, tea should never be stored in a refrigerator or deep-frozen. With proper and careful storage, most teas will keep for up to six months while green tea should be consumed within three months.

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