The way you store tea is more important than you may think! The main rule is to avoid these four things: direct sunlight, heat, humidity and strong odours nearby. Exposure to any of these will degrade the quality of the tea quickly and change its taste. Think of tea as ‘sponges’.
The best way to store your tea is in an airtight container made of glass or stainless teas.
Ceramic containers may be fine for the tea you drink the most as it might not have time to alter the taste but try not to use painted containers as it may alter the taste of the tea overtime.
Different teas must be stored in different containers or they will all start to taste and smell the same after some time! Refrain from storing your tea in the fridge. in a spice drawer or in pantries with strong smelling products.