Chip wrote:YES!!!!! Definitely at least allow the package to warm to room temp lest you want condensation on your tea leaves.
Also, if there are aromas lurking in mum's fridge, best to not put any tea in it ... even though the packaging should be airtight. Just not worth the risk.
Chip wrote:One small detail, after opening, it seems best to allow fresh air in, then reclose ... allow to sit a day. This wakes up the leaves after their slumber.
Simply, freezing in one's home freezer produces low density water cristals in meat cells, thus breaking the cell membrane and releasing all the content as a watery solution