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#1 of 11 Old 01-31-2010, 05:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My sister and I seem to drink a lot of tea.

Is there a way the bag need to be stored? Our cabinet space is not conducive for the boxes and I had an idea but I don't want to ruin the bags....

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I can paint it to match the kitchen... but like i said... I don't wanna ruin them!

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I cleared out a drawer in my kitchen and designated it the hot beverage drawer. I line the tea boxes up in the drawer. I rip the tops of the boxes and leave the bags in the box. The bags are all individually wrapped. I also put my coffee filters, my tea bag holder, and hot chocolate in this drawer. It works great. Everything stays in it's place.
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I like to preserve the freshness as much as possible, so I keep most of my tea in dark, airtight containers. I have one small stainless steel non-airtight container on my counter, for the blend that I use most frequently, and I refill it often.

I suppose it depends a little on how much you drink. If it isn't sitting around for long, you probably don't have to keep it in a sealed container.
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For bagged teas, the drawers you posted should be just fine. For loose teas, you'll want to keep them in a tin. Any chance you'll be able to put the box you posted some place where you could put other tea-related stuff on top? E.g. tins of loose tea, a tea bag rest, honey?
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For bagged teas, the drawers you posted should be just fine. For loose teas, you'll want to keep them in a tin. Any chance you'll be able to put the box you posted some place where you could put other tea-related stuff on top? E.g. tins of loose tea, a tea bag rest, honey?
Great idea! It can go below my cabinets but low enough to utilize the top

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Even bagged teas will lose aroma, etc unless they are stored airtight and dark. I would try to find a way to accomplish that. What about using small tins on a narrow shelf? You could even paint the outside of them, if you wanted, or put a pretty paper on.
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I purchased one of those little plastic grid shelves that create an additional shelf in your existing shelf. I can put several boxed on this shelf and below it and access the teas without them all falling out - which is what I'd have to contend with if I just stacked them on top of each other in the cabinet.

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I cleared out a drawer in my kitchen and designated it the hot beverage drawer....
Same here. This was one my best fixes for our little kitchen. We have these funny little drawers that do not hold much, but the tea boxes line up just right in there are are much more accessible than anywhere else I have ever stored them.

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Er, I'm assuming your bags are in individual packages in the box and not loose bags? The actual filtery-bag thing that holds tea does need to be sealed up airtight. So if most of your bags are like that, I'd go with a rack that can hold tins.
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