To preserve the freshness of tea leaves and fruits, it is important to store them in the right place. If you fail to store the tea leaves correctly, they will lose their flavor quickly. Even after using the tea leaves a few week after purchase, the tea leaves may still lose their taste. You should know how tore store tea leaves and fruits even before you decide to buy. You should not buy tea leaves in large quantities, it is better to buy it in small quantities. You will be able to consume the tea before it expires. When you choose to buy tea in large amounts, you should check the expiry dates first. 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. Tea leaves may also be stored in containers that are airtight. You should store tea in ceramic jars or tins because they are the best. The glass jars might also be used although they should be kept away from direct sunlight. The reason as to why you should store tea leaves away from sunlight because it makes the tea to fade.
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 small amount of moisture is necessary because it helps the tea leaves to 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 dry tea leaves do not rehydrate hot water, and this makes them not to give their flavor.
Tea leaves are supposed to be used for about six months although some lose their flavor even after six months. The green, white and yellow teas only stay fresh for a short period and should be used as quickly as possible. 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. 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. Some teas taste better after they are stored for a more extended period like the Sheng Pu-erh.