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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Today's Tea Tip

Tea's flavor is easily tainted. Store it in a dark, airtight container with no risk of dampness and away from spices and strong-smelling foods. (Glass jars are okay as long as you keep them inside a cabinet.)

If you buy in bulk, keep most of the tea in a large container and use a smaller one for everyday use to limit air contact with the tea leaves. And keep that small container of tea as full as possible to eliminate air space.

If you reuse the tins, be sure to let them air out completely before refilling with a different tea.

11 comments:

Sharon67 said...

Could you tell me if the canister in the picture is an old one or if its relatively new? I really enjoy Emma Bridgewater things and when I saw this I wanted to try and find it if its at all available. I do have say this is the first time I have read your blog and I am enjoying it a lot. I am bookmarking it for further readings!
Thanks Sharon B

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

Hello Sharon and thank you for stopping by! The Emma Bridgewater tea caddy (I just love her stuff!) is part of her "Kitchen Garden" line as currently shown on her website. I did a quick online search and found the tea tin for sale on eBay (by a UK seller). Total cost in $ for the tin and shipping is around $13.25. You could also do a Google search for US Bridgewater retailers.

Marilyn Miller said...

A very good tip!

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Denise, I don't see an email for you. Did you know we have a new tea shop in Charleston?

Fuschia Tea Emporium, located on Church St.

How about lunch? Maybe 2/7? Check your calendar. We need to investigate if you haven't already.

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

Hi Joan, That is so funny you should mention this because I just *today* found out about it! {Twilight Zone music plays eerily in background} Would love to check it out with you but am not available on a Saturday until Feb 21 (if you/we can wait that long!). Am always available for a long lunch during the week but know you work West Ashley way. What do you think?

Teresa @ Southern Touch Catering said...

Thanks for the great tips Denise. I do keep bagged tea in clear glass jars, and I keep my loose teas in tin canisters as well as ceramic ones. I didn't know about keeping them as full as possible because of air, but I will work on a solution for that.
Thanks!

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

You are very welcome Teresa. I use glass jars at home and at work(stored inside a cabinet) for my bagged tea, as well. I like being able to see if I am running low.

Angela McRae said...

So glad I read these comments, because two friends from work are headed to Charleston the first week in March and were asking for tea advice. I told them I've read about taking tea at Charleston Place, and I know you can get a cup of tea at that tea and coffee shop across from the visitor's center (name?), but they will be most happy to hear about this new tea shop!

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Denise, Pat (from Pat & Kathy blog) wants to go with us. We can wait until the 21st for lunch or we could take off early and have their afternoon tea. Where do you work?

My email is: jnmnp@comcast.net

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

Joan, Have emailed you...

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Denise! I'm glad I've stumbled on to your tea blog. Being a "Tea blogger" myself, I love finding others with the same passion. I blog about my tea cup collection, and much more. You'll have to come on over for a visit when you get a chance. Love the tip on the storage of the tea. I also love collecting books on tea. I've had this addiction (lol) now for nealry 20 years... What a lovely addiction... ~Au Revoir, ~CC ` Please stop over for a visit to my blog on tea! ;)

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