Lately, I've been into tea and more interested in trying new varieties than waiting to finish off the old stuff. I don't really have any teas I want to throw away. What's the best way to store a bunch of small containers of loose tea in a space efficient and aesthetically pleasing way?
I'm thinking I might repackage them in small tins (if I can find a good merchant for them, I don't have a Container Store near me AFAICT) or half or quarter pint Mason jars (I have a few around). I would keep the Mason jars in a dark place, of course.
I don't want those tins loose in the pantry, though, if possible. I kind of like the idea of something similar to a Masala Dabba box
, but I'm worried it would let the flavors mix with each other. Plus, it's round and a square thing would fit better in the pantry. Spice carousels look good, too, but the containers look awfully small.
I think I might have a total of 6-9 varieties of tea, all in pouches as sold by Wegman's and Adagio and in quantities under 5 ounces. I know pouches aren't ideal storage. Also, they are a mess to store because they fall over and slide on top of each other and are really big and flat for a few ounces of tea.