With the humidity at its peak, make sure that your green tea stays as fresh as when you bought it with these tea storage tips
Don’t you hate it when you’ve just opened a box of high quality, loose-leaf tea only for it to go bad in a few weeks? Even though Gardner Street teas are extremely fresh, with our humid climate, it is hard, but not impossible to make sure that it sill stays fresh. So we’ll let you in on a little secret—it’s all about how and where you store your tea. Read on to find out how to ensure that you’re not throwing your tea out every few months.
Invest in a proper container
Green tea when exposed to air can gather dust and moisture, often changing the flavour of your tea. That’s why you have to invest in an airtight container. Be it locked plastic boxes or mason jars, ensure that no air gets in. Gardner Street tea is packaged in an airtight tin, so you don’t have to worry about what to put your sachets in one you’ve open the box.
Cupboards are key
When thinking about where to keep your tea, think of places that are cool and dry, but not too warm. Tea can be stored at room temperature, however it should not go above 30 degrees as that can cause the flavour to reduce over time.
Keep steam away
Storing your tea above an over or over the stove is a big No No. Tea absorbs moisture extremely easily, which can give it a funky scent and taste. So if you want to taste the freshness in your tea, say goodbye to moisture.
Don’t mix and match
We’ve all opened multiple tea boxes at the same time and then stored them all in the same container. This is actually gives your tea a mixed flavour as tea absorbs odours easily. Keep each type of tea in its individual container, away from other foods. Spices and ingredients like garlic and onions should be kept in a different place.
Say no to the sun
Sunlight and tea don’t go well together. This is because when exposed to sunlight, the tea can get bleached, removing all its nutrients, flavour and freshness. Opaque options like a metal tin are always preferable as they can keep the tea fresher for longer.
If you take these precautions, you can enjoy your favourite tea for about 18 to 24 months, so start rearranging your tea now!