Show and Tell: Do You Have a Secret Collection?

Do you have a habit of collecting bottles of olive oil? A weakness for exotic salts? Trouble resisting yet another kind of chocolate for your baking?

We'll share our secret stash if you share yours...

For us, it's tea. We knew we had a problem when all the boxes and bags and tins no longer fit on our "tea shelf" and opening the cupboard inevitably caused an avalanche. We don't even remember buying all these teas! Somehow they just...collected.

A healthy array of options is one thing. This motley assortment of tablespoon portions and individual bags - many of which are quite likely past their prime - is something else entirely.

In an effort to get ourselves under control, we think its time we made a mid-year resolution. Henceforth we will abstain from anymore tea purchases until this collection has been pared down to a more manageable size!

What collections do you have hidden away in your kitchen cupboards?

Related: Organization: Getting Rid of Old Cooking Magazines

(Image: Emma Christensen for the Kitchn)

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