Most tea can last for years if it is stored well, with a minimum shelf life of 24 months. In fact, many teas even improve with time as the leaf has a chance to expand and settle. At Young Mountain Tea, we like to age our organic Kumaon White tea for 2+ years to appreciate the ways its flavor deepens with time.
The keys to proper tea storage is keeping the leaf out of the air (especially humidity, which we have lots of in Oregon), light, and heat. With these simple ceramic loose-leaf storage jars, you can do just that to extend the life of your tea as long as you need. Which we hope isn’t too long...but just the same, now you’re ready.
Each jar holds between 0.5 and 2 ounces of tea, depending on the density of the tea. This is enough to make 20-30 cups of tea, for most tea drinkers.
But good tea shouldn’t be hidden in the back of a cupboard, it should beautifully displayed easily within reach! That’s why we chose this ceramic jar, whose clean white walls are engraved with an abstract botanical pattern that doubles as a mesmerizing distraction while your tea steeps. The natural bamboo lid gives the jar an organic edge, and its interior rubber lining fits tightly inside the ceramic jar, providing a satisfying “whoosh” out as it closes and pushes air out.
So get your tea out of whatever you bought it in, and into these jars today!