Your spices should be kept as far as possible from the range/stove or any other source of intense heat, yet convenient to your food preparation area. Heat will speed flavor loss in your spices, while the steam from cooking can cause ground spice blends to cake.
We also recommend keeping your Blue Lotus spices away from strong, direct light. Substantial color loss ( as in “straw”-colored herbs ) is also a sign of substantial flavor loss. Refrigeration will increase the life of your spices but is not necessary.