Storage of tea in clear glass jars, especially if they are kept outside of pantry cupboards, results in the tea leaves ‘breaking down’ and losing their quality.

Proper storage of tea is important if you want the tea to retain quality, aroma and character.

The natural enemies of good tea are moisture, air and light.

It is quite simple – always use a dry spoon and store your teas in an airtight metal or ceramic storage canister. Another good habit is to occasionally shake the canister.

Follow these rules even for storage of your teabags.