Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tea Time Tuesday: Tea Collection and Organization

This is a new series of blog posts to share my love of tea and some discoveries I am making as I dive more into that love. (And honestly, what goes better with books than a nice cup of tea?)
Hello all my fellow tea drinkers! I feel like it has been ages since I posted a Tea Time Tuesday post.  So while everyone seems to like to spring clean, I tend to prefer a fall purge. My husband has been complaining about my tea collection attacking him every time he opens the cupboard to get coffee filters. So I decided to pull it all out to purge and organize . . . 
I had a lot more tea than I thought I had, and some of it was rather old and not to my tastes anymore.  I guess I must have really loved green tea and anything peach and orange flavored because I had insane amounts of those. Now I tend to prefer black tea or red tea, so I purged a lot of the tea that isn't to my taste anymore (I did save a few of each in case I get the urge though). 
This is much more manageable now. 

This is my iced tea collection, most of these teas are large pouches for brewing whole pitchers of iced tea. The blushberry might be my favorite of the iced tea flavors, though the raspberry is really good too.

Here are my loose leaf teas and a couple other nice containers of tea.  It is suggested that loose leaf tea be stored in a tin or glass container and should be kept out of light.

I kept this nice little set of drawers to keep all my tea infusers together (instead of getting lost in the silverware drawer), it also holds the sweeteners I use on occasion and the top is for a few small loose leaf tea samples that I have gotten along the way.

For individual tea bags I made this little organizer book using a regular cardboard box from a package I received, I wrapped it with pretty gift wrap and added a little magnet to help keep it closed.
Now my cupboard is all nice and organized, I only use one tiny shelf and then my tins are stored in the garage.
Fall is definitely here as is the season for hot tea.  Next time I post Tea Time Tuesday I will talk about my favorite iced teas of the summer and some of the hot tea I am looking forward to enjoying in the cooler weather.
How do you organize your tea? What is in your collection? Do you have a favorite? 


  1. Not much into tea but I love organization. I tend to want to purge and organize in the fall to. Get everything clean and comfy for winter.

    1. It really feels good to be able to settle into a clean and cozy house, and clean out all the pollen from the summer!