To preserve the freshness of tea leaves and fruits, it is important to store them in the right place. The flavor of the tea leaves and fruits will be lost quickly when you store them in the wrong place. Even after using the tea leaves a few week after purchase, the tea leaves may still lose their taste. 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 expires. Checking or expiring dates is important although many people forget to check this. 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. Whatever quality of tea you buy be keen to check the expiry dates so that you may enjoy the tea for an extended period.
Moisture, air, light and extreme heat should never come into contact with tea and fruits. 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.
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.
Although some tea leaves lose their flavor even after six months tea should be used for around 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. Black tea is known to stay 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. However, there are other types of teas like Sheng Pu-erh that taste better after they are stored for a more extended period.