I did some searching about vacuum sealing and storage without much luck...
I purchased some Sae Midori, Chiran, and Oku Hikari Shincha that I would like to try myself now, but also be able to share with others in as fresh a state as possible over the next few months. (inb4 don't store any of it)
As vacuum sealing in a dark canister is easily the best method of preventing moisture, oxygen, and light contact I'm surprised more people don't do that... all it would take is a top with a hand pump.
The problem is, I've yet to see a small tea sized opaque container that has a manual air pump in the cap on any site I've looked. (The reason for the manual pump is that the cost would be negligible as compared to an external powered pump that would probably cost an additional 50-100)
Does anyone have any suggestions or experience with storing tea using such a container? I feel that if someone has a large enough variety of tea on hand, that this type of container is a must-have. (coffee has them, but they are large and transparent containers)