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How should I store my tea and how long does it last?Updated 10 months ago

Recommended Tea Storage & Consumption Time Frame 

Similar to most organic materials, tea is very sensitive to heat, light and moisture.  For optimal freshness and longevity, we highly recommend storing your tea in airtight, resealable containers.  Then store those containers in dark, arid enviroments and in a location that is not near a heat source - such as, a stove, oven or microwave.  Additionally, tea can be easily altered by strong aromas - spices, for instance - so be sure to also store the airtight containers away from anything that might be able to permeate the leaves when the container is open. 

For matcha powder, we recommend consuming it within one year and it is best stored in the refrigerator or freezer.  Just as dry tea leaves, it also needs to be stored in an airtight container for optimal freshness. 

For flavored teas, we recommend consuming those within six months for optimal enjoyment and the fullest flavor profile. 

Check out our apothecary-style airtight glass containers to match your favorite Art of Tea blends! 

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