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 taste of the tea leaves will also be lost even after using it for several weeks after purchase. It is important to first learn how to store tea leaves and fruits before you buy them. You should not buy tea leaves in large quantities, it is better to buy it in small quantities. The tea will be consumed well before it reaches it expires. Those who buy tea in large amounts forget to check the expiry dates. They will have to dispose of it off because the tea will have lost its stale and flavor. 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. 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 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. 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 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. 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. 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.