Tea is highly susceptible to moisture, air and light. Even the most exquisite loose leaf tea will become unrecognisably bland and lacklustre is left in a kitchen canister without a good seal or in an unsealed bag.
Beyond air, moisture is the bitterest enemy that must be kept out at all costs. Even a small drop of water or an attack or humid air on the dry leaves could allow unwanted bacteria to grow and spoil the tea irredeemably. Strong heat and light will also precipitate the deterioration of your precious leaves.
Once opening a pouch of tea please empty it into one of our tins to keep it safe. We pack the tea in small airtight foils so that you don’t have to open too much at one time, keeping it as fresh as possible.