Storing loose tea can be a bit of a challenge. It often comes in paper bags with a fold over top or in a zip topped bag. I prefer using tea canisters so that my tea cabinet doesn't look so messy and my loose tea is much easier to find.
There are a number of options that you can use. When I was first starting out, I would reuse glass jars to hold loose tea in. I found it to be a great way to show off the loose tea inside. I'm not so sure it is the freshest way to store tea long term though. Plus it can sometimes be difficult to really get rid of the odors from the jars previous inhabitants.
Enter loose tea canisters. They are made to keep moisture and light away from your loose tea, helping to keep it fresh for up to a year depending on the tea canister.
Here are a number of tea canisters that I think you may really like. Not only very beautiful but functional too.
Over the weekend my husband and I went to a local farmer's market and were delighted to see a local tea company there. They are called Deckan Tea and they are based in Southfield, Michigan. They had a number of loose teas for sale as well some pyramid tea bags in canisters.
I love getting the chance to sample new teas, especially blends. They had a number of their teas in glass jars in order to sniff them. It was a nice warm morning and they had their Mango Beach Organic black tea available as an iced tea. It was very refreshing.
My husband is a huge fan of black tea, so we picked up a package of their Organic Ginger Peach Clove black tea to bring home. We brewed some right away as an iced tea and is was very good. This tea also has a touch of cinnamon in it, rounding off the flavors nicely.
Next time I want to get a package of their Green Apple Organic and Rooibos Chocolate Organic to try and review. If you are looking for a Michigan based tea company, then definitely check out Deckan Tea. They also offer coffee as well. They have a store location at Great Lakes Crossing Mall in Auburn Hills and ship all over the world.