Does Tea Expire? (Does Tea Ever Go Bad?)

teabags and loose leaf tea

In my recent article Do Coffee Beans Expire?, I talked about the apocalypse. And the potential lack of caffeine that might come with said apocalypse. Hey, it’s a valid concern. So, if you’re worried about your tea habit in a post-apocalyptic world, just like in the coffee article, I come bearing positive news. Tea bags … Read more

How Long Does Tea Last? (What’s The Shelf Life For Tea?)

oolong tea in a tea pot

Tea is a shelf-stable dry good that can be brewed and safely consumed long after the best by date on its packaging. Tea does, however, degrade over time, weakening its flavors and reducing its antioxidant properties. For the best experience, tea should be brewed within 6 to 12 months of opening, with slight variations depending … Read more