When you purchase tea from us, we think it is important that the quality of that leaf lasts. But how you store your tea, impacts how the tea will taste over time. You will notice that when you purchase a bag of tea from us that it comes in a brown bag, with a foil inside and a sealing strip along the top. These bags are excellent for ensuring the quality of your tea.
The #1 enemy of your tea is moisture and light. Both of these greatly degrades the quality of your tea and will prevent it from lasting for an extended period of time.
We often see teas stored in glass jars. Unfortunately, glass jars (even though they can seal well), let the light in. Even if they are within a building, if there are windows, it is letting light in.
What is the best way to store your tea?
Store your tea in a dark container with an excellent seal that does not allow moisture in.
How long can tea be stored?
Tea can be stored for up to 2 years according to the FDA.
Can tea be stored in the freezer?
Yes, but it is not necessary. Tea is just fine outside the freezer as long as it is sealed and out of the light. You won't harm it in the freezer but it does not help it either.
Does this apply to all of your teas?
Black tea, Green Tea, Oolong tea, Earl Grey, Chai tea etc. All of our teas should be stored in dark containers and well sealed.
We hope this helps you make your tea last longer!
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