William wrote:Tead Off wrote:From my experience, the difference between keeping a tea in a foil bag and putting it into a ceramic container is big. In fact, the first thing I do routinely, when I get a new tea, is take it out of the bag/pouch and into a container. Why does this improve the tea's flavor and aroma? I would only be guessing, but it's apparent. I have no way of knowing if it's the humidity, oxygen, or whatever that is making the difference. But, I do know it works.
You do this in order to drink the oolong within a short period of time, not for a long term storage, right?
Yes, short term. My post was in reference to Stephane's blog article on tea containers. I have no experience with long term storing of teas except puerh.