DIY: Tea Storage Jars (Take 2)

A couple years ago I made these chalkboard lid storage jars to hold my loose teas. They worked well for a while, but the lids of the canning jars gradually absorbed the scents from the teas I swapped in and out. My last batch of teas was completely ruined, because the lingering lid scents changed the flavors.

So, I was forced to come up with a new way to store my teas. This is really too simple to even be called a DIY project! I got a bunch of glass jars (here) with glass lids that can be thrown in the dishwasher to remove any unwanted scents. Then I got a wet erase marker and scribbled my tea specs on each jar. This storage method is working even better than the chalkboard lid jars did, because I can fit more information on these jars—tea name, caffeine level, serving size, steeping time and temperature, etc. Unlike dry erase markers, wet erase markers don’t wipe off easily, so the labels stay on until you purposefully remove them with a quick rinse.

DIY labeled tea storage jar

DIY labeled tea storage jar

DIY labeled tea storage jar

DIY labeled tea storage jar

9 comments

  1. OddNina

    Tea is also extremly sensitive to light. Lightproof tins would keep your teas aroma the best. Glass and wood do not work that well, even though they might be prettier..

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