How to Keep Loose Leaf Tea between Infusions

Want to keep your leaves for another session? Read on!


I have been presenting tea workshops for over ten years and I have been asked all kinds of questions about this fascinating drink.

It is surprising that the most frequently asked question in all of these years is 'how long can I keep wet tea leaves before having another session?'. Honestly, out of all the possible questions out there, this is almost guaranteed to be asked at every workshop.

When I began making YouTube videos I found that I was receiving the same question in the comments and messages! So clearly I had to do a more thorough experiment for all of you.


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