Tea is highly susceptible to moisture, air and light. Even the most exquisite loose leaf tea will become unrecognisably bland and lacklustre if left in a kitchen canister without a good seal, or in an unsealed bag.
Even a small drop of water or an attack of humid air on the dry tea 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 loose leaf tea please empty it into one of our tea storage 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.