Need help buying containers
Hey, I’m new here and new to tea in general. I started drinking a variety of flavors using tea bags a month ago. I decided to invest in loose leaves and the necessary equipment and ended up buying ten different kinds, all one pound each. I bought jars to store them in individually however was disappointed to find that 16oz jars do not hold the amount I need them to, oops. I am writing this post asking for help in finding a reasonably priced bulk option of tea canisters/jars/whatever to store my motherload of leaves in. I skimmed through amazon.com and it seems that I’ll be spending several hundred dollars on storage if I just lazily swipe my credit card. Any advice for a beginner from midwest USA? Thanks for your time.
Try looking for 1 gallon mylar zip bags. Some of them come open on the non zip end for packing them and you need a heat sealer to seal them shut, so look for the ones that don’t have the open end. Like so:
I have reused plastic and tin containers to put tea in. Airtight and opaque is best, but you could use a clear plastic container if you keep it in a dark cupboard. My local recycling is picky about recycling plastics so I have been saving and trying to reuse them instead of throwing them away. One plastic jug from Costco that used to have peanut butter pretzels in it now has a half pound of chamomile.