Tea Storage Tips

Tea is very prone to picking up moisture and scents found in its environment, and can also be impaired by direct sunlight, so proper storage is key. To keep your tea fresh and untainted, keep these things in mind:

  • Store your tea in an airtight container
  • Storage containers should be opaque, unless they’re consistently kept in a dark place like a cabinet
  • Keep your tea away from strong smelling items - the spice cabinet is not the best place for tea!

How Long Will My Tea Stay Fresh?

When stored properly, Arbor Teas tea will stay fresh for a year or more after you receive it. After that, it will merely begin to lose flavor. Left in our packaging unopened, your tea will remain fresh for up to one year.

After transferring your tea to a storage container, don’t forget to compost the bag! For more info about our industry-leading backyard compostable packaging check out our compostable packaging page!