All teas have a shelf life. The enemies of tea are air, light, moisture, and odours from spices or other foods. To preserve its freshness as long as possible, tea should be stored in a cool and dry place, in a container that is opaqu and airtight. An airtight tin is best. Since tea absorbes other odours very easily, it is important to store it away from any strong-smelling foods. DO NOT refrigerate or freeze teas.