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Tea storage and preparation area

by nrstooge » Jan 11th 14 9:18 pm

My job for the day was putting together a cabinet to store some of my tea things, so everything was in the same area and also reclaim a bit of my precious counter space (apartments do not give enough cabinets and counters). I'm attaching photos of my new area. Still a bit cluttered, but I'm happy with it as it is much better than before
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Re: Tea storage and preparation area

by Fuut » Jan 14th 14 4:48 pm

Nice though a little over stacked maybe:D, but then again rather have enough than too little.

I'm about to move to a small house in the next few days and I was considering the placement of my tea things as well (over there i actually have a choice:). Where i am now I had the exact same situation!

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Re: Tea storage and preparation area

by Ursinos » Jan 14th 14 5:54 pm

That's a whole lotta teavana tins ya got there lol.

I'm in the midst of custom designing a "tea cabinet" for myself (then it's just getting access to the tools to MAKE the damned thing)

I have this idea in my head of one of those rolling kitchen island type things, but the top of it is a slotted tea-tray, and pull out "shelves" designed around the size of 100g tea tins :D

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Re: Tea storage and preparation area

by miig » Jan 14th 14 8:32 pm

Seems nice!
I bet though that sooner or later you might want a shelf or cupboard that is dedicated entirely to tea.. doesn't have to be large, but, at least for me, it makes it more special. But we'll see :)

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Re: Tea storage and preparation area

by nrstooge » Jan 15th 14 12:24 am

I just realized all the Teavanna tins.. and no.. that isn't their tea - once I found this place.. I quit purchasing from them, but do reuse the tin for a like/similar tea - if there is no aroma from the previous one.

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Re: Tea storage and preparation area

by Ursinos » Jan 15th 14 4:51 am

nrstooge wrote:I just realized all the Teavanna tins.. and no.. that isn't their tea - once I found this place.. I quit purchasing from them, but do reuse the tin for a like/similar tea - if there is no aroma from the previous one.
I do the same with any of my teopia and other tins. why not right? waste not, want not.

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Re: Tea storage and preparation area

by Alucard » Jan 15th 14 5:18 am

For what it's worth I store tea in one of these zip pouches http://www.enjoyingtea.com/4ozstupzippo.html. At 63 cents for a single 4 oz pouch (they come bigger) you could throw away if they do become scented from tea, and possibly save shelf space.

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Re: Tea storage and preparation area

by Devoted135 » Jan 15th 14 5:01 pm

This is my favorite tin, though I often leave teas in the original packaging if resealable. http://www.enjoyingtea.com/endolidtinca.html

Rinsing and airing out the tin after use typically gets rid of any lingering smell. :)