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How to Store Matcha

April 29, 2020 2 min read

What is the best way to store matcha?

Storing Matcha Green Tea?

Matcha can start to degrade over time and is very sensitive and fragile to the elements. For best results, we recommend keeping your matcha dry, cool, out of direct sunlight and away from any strong odors. 

We recommend storing in the fridge or a cool dry cupboard, in airtight packaging. All our products come in either a resealable tin or bags that are airtight. If transferring your matcha make sure you use an airtight container such as a tea caddie with a sealable lid.

Some people do store matcha in the freezer although we have found it isn’t necessary, and the sudden change in temperature from freezing to room temperature can have negative effects on matcha’s freshness.

Store matcha in a refrigerator
Below are our rules to keep our matcha tasting its absolute best.

Sunlight / Heat

Heat and humidity and sunlight can affect the lifespan of your matcha. We recommend storing matcha in a dark place, either a cabinet or the fridge, away from any heat sources. 

Airtight / Oxygen 

Catechins are an antioxidant found in matcha that is studied for their health benefits. When matcha comes in contact with oxygen, oxidation occurs, destroying catechin and other nutrients.  For this reason, it’s important to keep your matcha in an airtight container.

Airtight Matcha Tin

Keep Matcha away from Odour / Smells

Matcha is absorbent to strong odours around it. Matcha may absorb the smell, reducing the quality of your matcha. We recommend using a ziplock bag if you must store matcha near foods with a strong odour.

Moisture

When storing matcha keep is dry and away from any liquids as this will reduce its quality.

How long does matcha last?

Matcha will start to lose some of its freshness once it’s opened for the first time. It is best to consume within 2-3 months, however, it doesn’t go ‘off’ and can still be consumed after this amount of time. It may lose some of its freshness and vibrance over time. Our products come with 18 months best before date from the time they are produced




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