Loose leaf teas need to be stored in an airtight, cool, dry place because they can easily soak up the surrounding flavours and aromas they come in contact with. The dry leaves can be affected by air, light and moisture if not stored properly, causing it to alter their intended flavour.
5 Things to remember when storing your loose-leaf teas:
1. Black tea's shelf life is over 2 years. Oolong Teas can last up to 1-2 years. Green teas last up to 6-8 months.
2. Store your teas in an airtight, resealable opaque bag or tin/ceramics container to prevent light from expediting the degradation of the leaves.
3. Keep your teas away from spices as it will suck in their aromas. Heat can weaken the flavours of the tea so make sure that they are stored away from the oven or stove. Teas should also not be kept in the fridge since they absorb moisture.
4. Buy in small quantities to make sure you are consuming fresh tea with the same year's harvest.
5. Organize similar tea flavours together and separate other varieties to avoid leaching opposing flavours.
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