Topic: question about short storage
in the last time, I tried some different kind of pu´erh tea, which I like much. So I bought some more from a vendor
in Germany. It was a sheng pu´erh from 2003. At the beginning, as I drunk that tea daily, the tast had a mellow and round character. But during 2 or 3 month, the tea turned into a bitter and hard tast, as all aroma was "dried" out. I stored the tea in a normal tea-bag and put that into a tin can. The idea was, to give some breathing from the can, which is not full close, but provide some protection from strong changes concerning the temperature. The result was that "dead" tea.
When I store pu´erh tea just for the normal use, and without the aim of a longer aging process, what would you say is a good possibility to do so? To use aluminium foiled bags, which are totally close? Is tea in these bags conserved and stays in the condition, I bought it?