Good Question: Best Storage for Loose Tea?

Good Question: Best Storage for Loose Tea?

Faith Durand
Mar 28, 2008

I know there are plenty of tea drinkers at AT and I really need their help. My husband and I are avid tea drinkers and are looking for a storage solution for our loose leaf tea.

I know I want something that is air-tight and preferably rectangular (easier to store in cupboard). My husband wants something that is opaque so he can leave it on his desk at work. We haven't been able to find something that meets both of our requests. Any storage options or how others store their loose leaf tea would be so helpful! Thanks!

Here are a few good options we like for storing tea. Not all are rectangular, but all are airtight and opaque.

Emile Henry Citron Spice Jar, $23.95 at - (middle photo at top of post)
Ceramic Tea Canister, English Tea Store - $19.99 (pictured on right at top of post)
Vintage English tea tin at Etsy, $5.95 (pictured directly above)

Also, if you order your loose teas from some companies, like Adagio, they'll send your tea already packaged in a good airtight tin (pictured above on the left). We love Adagio a lot; they are a good tea company to order from and their products are great.

Here is one more site with plenty of rectangular tea tin options:

Bonjour Gourmet - Tea Tins

Also, Google "tea tins" and "tea canisters" - you should find a huge range of additional options.

Readers weigh in - what are your solutions for storing loose-leaf tea?

(Images: Adagio,, Etsy)

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