Tea Storage Ideas
May 31, 2016
Tea Storage Boxes Keep Tea Fresh and Accessible
Sipping tea is a simple and heavenly indulgence, whether done quietly on the veranda by oneself in the early warm hours of summer, or communally, while enjoying friends and catching up on each other’s lives. The subtle savor of tea is matched by no other beverage and, as indulgences go, tea is a compact and affordable one that’s less likely to induce guilt than, say, wine spectatorship. I like to stock a range of teas from simple, savory rice teas to rich, complex, healing, herbal mixes and, as my collection and tastes have grown, so have my storage needs, both at home and at work. Here are some tea storage ideas to organize and dispense your favorite teas.
Two attractive bamboo boxes make great storage for tea bags. Both have hinged lids and dividers. I first purchased the solid-top tea storage box, as my boxes of loose tea were cluttering my cabinet and hard to get at. Eight compartments store plenty of teabags upright or flat for easy accessibility. Attractive box joints add visual interest to the container, which I keep on a shelf for easy access.
A similar box is available with a clear lid for viewing the contents. While repurposing is generally something we do with old or used things, I found this brand new item to be better suited for small essential oil bottles than the commercially available products, as well as more attractive and affordable. This tea box fits the bill for my 10 milliliter bottles. I group by oil type and will be adding small round stickers for easier identification. Of course, you may use this for it’s intended purpose – tea – or for storing a variety of food items including sugar and other sweetener packets.
At work, my tea storage needs are smaller so this inexpensive little wire basket is great, as I usually just bring a few packets of tea to work. There’s also room for sweetener packets and it takes up little room on a desk or counter. It’s also a great little gift for the occasional tea drinker and makes an attractive addition to your decor, with it’s whimsical scrolled design.
Whatever your tea storage needs, you’re likely to find something on our site, along with infusers, tea cups and other supplies.