Compiled from Origins of Chinese Tea and Wine
In order to enjoy the delicate fragrance of tea, it is important that the tea is well-kept. Avoid bulk-buying. That way, you’ll always have fresh tea. Important things to remember about storage:
- The container should be made of clay, tin, iron or coloured glass.
- Store the container in a dry, ventilated place. Keep it away from humidity, high temperature and sunlight.
- Tea absorbs smells easily. As such, it mustn’t be stored together with food or items with strong smells, such as medicine, cigarettes and cosmetics.
- Tea of different types and grades shouldn’t be stored together.