By: The Food Hunter
January is National Hot Tea month and a great time for tea drinkers and non-tea drinkers alike to branch out and taste something new. If you are a novice tea drinker I suggest starting with one of the four most popular types: black, green, white and herbal.
I tend to like white teas for their delicate subtle floral taste, and green teas for their sweet herbaceous flavor. That's not to say that I don't drink and enjoy other varieties. One of the things I like most about drinking tea is that there are so many options, making it fun to experiment.
An important thing I've learned is that properly storing tea leaves is a necessity to keep them tasting fresh. Tea leaves are porous and tend to absorb moisture and nearby aromas. The best way to store them in between uses is inside an airtight container kept in a dry, cool and dark place.
I've recently partnered with Rishi Tea, a state of the art tea distributor based out of Milwaukee, to learn more about their teas and storage options. According to Rishi green and white teas, tend to lose their freshness most quickly so it is even more important to store them correctly. Rishi offers wonderful tins that are a balance of both beauty and function. They not only protect tea from the elements but are also decorative and perfect for displaying on your counter or office desk.
In an effort to get more people drinking tea Rishi is generously offering 5 lucky Food Hunter's Guide Readers a chance to win a sample pack of teas along with two beautiful storage tins.
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