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Store Your Tea Appropriately

Storage Effects Shelf Life and Flavor

How you store your tea will have a big impact on its shelf life and the overall quality of the tea you serve. As a dry product tea easily absorbs moisture and odors so it is very important to store it an appropriate manner to ensure your customer have the best experience possible when the tea is served in a cup.

  • Location
    • Away from strong odors such as spices or fresh produce
    • Away from humid areas such as a dishwasher
  • Packaging / Container
    • Store in opaque packaging such as the resealable bags the tea arrives in
    • Alternately user containers with double lids or silicone seals
    • Use food safe non-reactive materials such as tea tins or Glazed ceramics.
  • Order in the Appropriate Quantity
    • Much like spices, tea loses its potency flavor over time.
    • More frequent, appropriately sized orders will help ensure that you have the freshest tea possible.

 Popular Storage Options

Loose Leaf & Unwrapped Sachets

In addition to the resealable bags that your tea arrives in, Rishi carries Latched Copper Tins and Japanese Kotodo Tins. Both are popular options to store loose leaf tea and unwrapped sachets and one should fit the aesthetic of your business.

Loose Leaf & Unwrapped Sachets

In addition to the resealable bags that your tea arrives in, Rishi carries Latched Copper Tins and Japanese Kotodo Tins. Both are popular options to store loose leaf tea and unwrapped sachets and one should fit the aesthetic of your business.

Wrapped Sachets

Wrapped Sachets can be stored and presented in a number of different ways depending on your style of service.  Often they are served in a box for tableside service or in a dispenser for self service.  Contact our sales team for access to these exclusive storage containers for wholesale customers

More Keys to a Great Tea Program

Select Your Type of Service

Select Your Type of Service

An important aspect to consider, and perhaps one of the first, is your type of service and brewing method. Depending on the level of business, type of customer, and size of your café, many options exist to best serve you and your guests. Rishi Tea & Botanicals offers loose leaf tea and multiple sachet formats to allow you to cultivate creative offerings no matter the type of tea service you plan to provide.

Curate Your Tea Menu

Curate Your Tea Menu

Much like wine, tea is grown in diverse regions around the world and can take on unique characteristic based on where it is grown. We recommend that you select a variety of teas to capture different types of tea as well as specific characteristics.