HOW TO STORE YOUR TEA
Tea needs to be protected from air, light, moisture and strong aromas. When stored properly, it should stay fresh for 6 months-2 years (green and white teas generally closer to 6 months).
AIR AND MOISTURE: Choose a re-sealable foil pouch or an opaque container with a tight fitting lid. If the package that the tea comes in is inadequate, feel free to double up! Tea bags that come in individually foil-wrapped bags are generally safe, but those that are loose or have paper wrappers should be stored inside another container.
LIGHT: One of the most common mistakes is to store tea in a clear glass jar (yes- I know the tea is so pretty!!). A tin is a much better choice. If you want to store some that you can see, take out a small amount (only a couple of serving’s worth) and store in your glass container. Keep the rest safely stored in an air-tight tin in the cupboard.
HEAT: Choose a cool storage area. Avoid cupboards above the fridge or stove, or near windowsills.
STRONG AROMAS: Some of the more delicate teas should not be stored in the vicinity as other strongly scented products (such as spices, and other strong smelling teas such as Lapsang souchong).