|This is most of my tea collection at home. I have a small one at work too.|
I drink a lot of tea and own a lot of cute mugs. I think my Instagram photos make that very clear. When I get to work, I make a cup of tea. Sometimes, I have another in the afternoon. I like a good tea after dinner. Sometimes, when I have Skype dates to catch up with friends, I'll have a mug of tea, so it feels like a we're hanging out in a coffee house. :) Sometimes, my tea is very wise:
I took stock of my tea collection at home over the weekend and realized that I should finish the tea I have before buying any more, especially the loose-leaf tea since tea does go bad.
How to Store Tea (and Make It Last):
- Keep away from heat, light, and humidity.
- Store loose-leaf tea in an opaque, air-tight, non-plastic container. (Tin is best. Plastic will transfer odors and spoil the taste of the tea.)
- Keep in a dark, cool cabinet or pantry.
- Buy in small quantities to ensure that the tea is used before it spoils.
Clearly, I've failed the last point. I have promised myself that I will not buy more tea for the next three months. I better get my (tea) drinking cap on, because this tea collection needs to be drunk! Anyone want to come over and help me?
Norbert (my owl) and I wish you a splendid week. As my dad always says: "Make it a great day!"