This is the first year that I will be refrigerating first flush Japanese sinchas (packed in foil bags), since I pre-ordered quite a few. These first flush young buds are delicate and oxidize quickly if not stored in a dry dark cool place. I plan on opening them later in the year so refrigeration should help them stay nice and fresh as a reminder of spring. Since I don't have a dedicated refrigerator my main concern was odor. After looking around for solutions I chose to use bear proof, odor-air-water proof, camping zip bags, OPSAK by Loksak. I also dedicated a lower bin in the refrigerator to teas to separate them. I have read that it is a good idea to store the pre-packed foil bags in a carton to absorb any moisture, so I placed the foil packs into the zip OPSAK, and then placed that into O-Cha's nice small shipping boxes. Hopefully this will work well.