Storing Tieguanyin in Fridge?
How to say; I am a bit muffed, my teas are in cupboard. I just don’t think of refrigeration as there tends to be dampness there and teas are to be stored in dryness of places and at cool room temperature.
I am wrong probably, but mine are in cupboard or some dark, somewhat ventilated space.
I know a lot of Japanese people keep their green tea in the freezer or the refrigerator. I think green oolong takes a year to get stale anyway so I wouldn’t worry unless you plan to have it around for a while. I asked my local teashop about it the other day. They keep the tins of tea in a freezer overnight, but no doubt it is a huge freezer dedicated to tea only.
Usually, the storage of Tie Guan Yin require low temperature and vacuum sealed environment.
Most of the Tie Guan Yin teas we buy are basically 7 grams of a package. And they are already in a vacuum sealed environment. Meanwhile, if this go along with a outside tins, jars, or other Zip bags, you can put them in a cool, dry and sunlight proof place if you can finish drinking them in 20 days. Otherwise, maybe you should store them in fridge, which the temperature should be at -5 degrees.( this is to keep tea for a longer time and keep the taste the same as it is)
Attention: also do not store the tea more than one year in the fridge, you’d better drink it in half a year.