It is essential to store tea leaves and fruits in the right place so that they may preserve their freshness. If you fail to store the tea leaves correctly, they will lose their flavor quickly. The taste of the tea leaves will also be lost even after using it for several weeks after purchase. Before you buy tea leaves and fruits you should familiarize yourself with the ways on how to store them. Buying small amounts of tea rather than large quantities is the best thing to do. You will be able to consume the tea before it reaches its expiry date. Those who buy tea in large amounts forget to check the expiry dates. The tea will lose its stale and taste when it reaches its expiry date and the only thing you will have to do is to throw it away. Be keen to check expiry dates of every type of tea if you would like to enjoy its taste for an extended period.
Moisture, air, light and extreme heat should never come into contact with tea and fruits. You should store tea leaves in cool and dry places. Airtight containers may also be used to store tea leaves. Ceramic jar or tin is the best container to use for storage of tea. The glass jars might also be used although they should be kept away from direct sunlight. Tea leaves are kept away from direct sunlight because it makes them fade quickly.
The tea leaves have a little moisture, and if they are exposed to the air, they dry out, and that’s why those containers need to be airtight. The little moisture that these tea leaves have is what that makes them retain their freshness. If they get exposed to the air or sun, the moisture may evaporate which in turn will make the leaves brittle. The tea leaves will not provide their taste because if they get dry, they don’t rehydrate even the hot water.
Tea leaves are supposed to be used for about six months although some lose their flavor even 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. If you would like to enjoy their taste and flavor before they spoil, you should buy them in small batches. There is a type of tea called black tea that is known to remain fresh even after one year. Even if you store tea leaves and fruits in the right place, they will at all times have the best taste when they are fresh. Sheng Pu-erh is a type of tea that is stored for a more extended period it will taste better.