The correct conservation of tea at home is essential to protect its aroma, flavor and properties. Find out where it is better to save it and how to do it correctly.
That tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world, there would be practically no room for doubts. In fact, it is quite likely that we have some varieties of tea in our pantry, either in bags, in strands or in leaves for its preparation.
But it is also possible that we are not keeping it in the most suitable place in the house. Or even that we are not keeping it in the most recommended element as a way to preserve its flavor, aroma and especially its different properties and most important benefits.
In fact, as we will verify throughout this note, although it is common to store it in a glass jar, it is a complete error, since this type of jar does not protect it from light. In the same way, it is not suitable to store it in open places, because other odors that influence its flavor can be impregnated in the tea.
What elements are enemies of tea?
As with most foods and medicinal plants, and especially in the case of tea (regardless of the variety), there are basically three main enemies of tea: light, humidity and air.
Other elements also have a very negative influence, such as odors and the existence of other foods or foods nearby, especially if the tea is not kept in an element with a hermetic closure that prevents it from coming into contact with other odors.
Therefore, when it comes to preserving the tea correctly and storing it in a suitable place, we must bear in mind that it is not a good idea for it to be a humid place, where it is directly exposed to sunlight.
Where to keep the tea?
The light deteriorates the tea strands, so it is not advisable to keep it in glass jars even if they look very good as a decorative element.
It is best to store the tea in a closed container that is hermetically sealed, which will prevent the passage of any odors and will preserve and protect it adequately from moisture and air. It can be a can or a ceramic jar with a hermetic seal.
On the other hand, it is very important that the bottle or can does not let light pass through its walls, so in addition to being able to close hermetically, it is necessary that we cannot see what is inside until we open it through the lid. This way we protect it from ambient light, and especially from direct sunlight.
That is, it is more appropriate to store the tea in a dry, clean, odor-free and food-free place, to ensure that it does not lose its organoleptic qualities (flavor, aroma and texture).
If you follow the advice indicated in the previous lines, the tea can be kept in optimal conditions for up to 2 years after purchasing it.