Whether you prefer loose leaf tea or tea bags, using an airtight container or tea caddy helps to keep your tea dry, fresh and also stops any strongly scented teas from passing their flavour onto more delicate varieties in your cupboard.
If you are using loose tea leaves instead of a teabag make sure to use a good quality strainer, we recommend an open top strainer you place into the cup. This way the tea leaves have a lot of freedom to move around in the cup, if you use a small strainer ball the tea doesn't have a lot of room to infuse.
Another a good tip for loose tea is, don't use so much, many people pack their strainers full because they feel that the more tea they have, the more intense the flavour will be. As we said that is not the case, tea needs movement and freedom and even a pinch of loose tea will give you that fantastic flavour you deserve.