Storing tea leaves and fruits in the right places is the best thing you may do to make them retain their freshness. The flavor of the tea leaves and fruits will be lost quickly when you store them in the wrong place. The tea leaves may even lose their taste a few weeks after buying them. It is important to first learn how to store tea leaves and fruits before you buy them. The best thing to do is to buy a small amount of tea on a regular basis rather than purchasing large amounts of it. You will be able to consume the tea before it reaches its expiry date. When you choose to buy tea in large amounts, you should check the expiry dates first. You will have to throw the tea away when it expires because it will have lost its stale. Whatever quality of tea you buy be keen to check the expiry dates so that you may enjoy the tea for an extended period.
Tea leaves and fruits need to kept away from moisture, air, light, and excessive heat. Cool and dry places are the best areas to store tea leaves and fruits. Airtight containers may also be used to store tea leaves. You should store tea in ceramic jars or tins because they are the best. Direct sunlight should be avoided when you choose to store tea leaves in glass jars. The sunshine makes the tea leaves to fade, and this is the reason why tea is kept away from it.
You should store tea leaves in airtight glass because the leaves have a little moisture and if they are exposed to the air, they will dry out. The small amount of moisture is necessary because it helps the tea leaves to retain their freshness. The tea leaves will brittle or dry up if they get exposed to air or sun because there will be evaporation that will take place. The tea leaves will not provide their taste because if they get dry, they don’t rehydrate even the hot water.
You should consume a packet of tea for six months because after that they lose their taste even though there are some that lose it after six months. There are some teas that take a short period before they lose their freshness and flavor like the green, white and yellow tea. You should buy them in small batches so that you may enjoy their flavor before they spoil. There is a type of tea called black tea that is known to remain fresh even after one year. Storing tea in the right place won’t keep it fresh forever, and for this reason, you should always consume when its fresh because it has the best taste. However, there are other types of teas like Sheng Pu-erh that taste better after they are stored for a more extended period.