All our premium green teas and green style oolongs have been stored between sub-zero to 5°C before shipping, dependent on the particular variety. This is to maintain freshness upon which taste integrity is dependent.
Other teas at between 24~28°C for non-interference for their maturity, again dependent on the variety.
How the tea is treated before packing for storage and the quality of packing itself are integral elements in the overall quality management for our tea. Unlike prepacked products in larger shops or old style teashops, we have devised our own storage quality workflow and environment to best maintain and maximize tea quality before the pack you buy is put into the shipping carton. Fine tea is a very unique product and needs to be treated according to its specific nature.
Always store your tea with the containing package well fastened to avoid air slipping in. Put it in a cool, dry place away from strong light.
In case you have purchased our premium green tea or green style oolongs and would not use it for some time, store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to open and consume it. Better yet, let the package sit in room temperature for at least 2 hours before opening. Finish any open package within 4 weeks of opening. Do not put an open pack back in the fridge again.
If you want to stock up some packs for maturity, it is best not to open the packs. If you have done so, refrain from contact with moisture, your breath and the skin. With the exception of compressed teas, open packs are to be completely sealed for airtightness before storage for maturity.