I'm having a difficult time deciding the storage device I'm using for storing my teas in an upcoming tea house. My suppliers have tin and glass (mason jar style) that holds about 3 lbs of tea each.
Tin 1) Doesn't seal airtight (bad)
2) Doesn't allow light in (good)
3) Can't eyeball inventory (tell when your supply is low)
Jar 1) Seal airtight (good)
2) Allows light into the tea, the house has a large window (bad)
3) Easy inventory control (can see the quantity of tea in each jar)
I was looking at tea canisters that are have a viewing window and seal tight, but they are very pricy and my supplier doesn't carry them.