What is the best way to store matcha?
Matcha can start to degrade over time and is very sensitive and fragile to the elements. For best results we recommend to keep 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.
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 are 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.
Keep Matcha away from Odor / Smells
Matcha is absorbent to strong odors 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 odor.
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 a 18 months best before date from the time the are produced