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drank Green Coconut by TeaGschwendner
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I had some of this today and it way past its’ prime so I decided to chuck the rest, too bad.

Armed with this knowledge I am definitely trying to not buy a lot more green tea… or green oolongs. I just don’t seem to be drinking them fast enough. :(

Scott B

don’t buy nearly as many green teas as compared to black. I definitely like the ones I have, but I just have to be in the right “mood” for a green tea. Moroccan Mint is probably the only one I can drink any time.

TeaBrat

I like them both but black tea has a much longer shelf life…

Scott B

Yep. The only tea that I ever had go “bad” on me was green tea that I had not had that long.

Bonnie

Yes but Amy lives in a cool damp city and tea ages faster in that environment right Amy?!

TeaBrat

Bonnie – I don’t know, you maybe right. But I was told by my Chinese tea shop guy I could keep the green tea in my refrigerator and isn’t it cold and damp in there too? :)

Bonnie

I don’t know but I was reading this morning about what ages tea especially Pu’er. Dampness, scent exposure are two bad ones. I won’t put coffee let alone tea in the frig because the air is damp and the smells like foods (good smells). But I think you have to trust your own gut instint! It’s your tea!

TeaBrat

Hmmm. that’s too bad because I was hoping my pu-erh would age okay even though I live in San Francisco. I guess I’ll find out the hard way!

Bonnie

No don’t worry I think there are things you can do to help like what it’s stored in. But length of time can be less according to the article. I have the opposite issue with semi arid environment. It’s nice to be able to dry leaves in a half hour but you wouldn’t want brittle bricks of Pu-erh!

TeaBrat

I always heard a cardboard box or the original wrapping was fine but some people use clay pots, I think

ashmanra

I think puerh is usually stored in something that breathes a ittle. I had some fishy puerh and after reading on here, left it sitting out. The fish smell dissipated and the tea still tasted fine. It was only out for a week or so and was still in its little paper wrapper. I think on purepuer.com they have a puerh gift that comes in a little woven storage basket. WANT! My Japanese neighbor keeps all her tea in the refrigerator.

ScottTeaMan

I don’t refrigerate my teas because of the different food aromas can affect the tea flavor-especially sharp aromas. I’ve also heard that clay pots were good for storing Pu-erhs.

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Scott B

don’t buy nearly as many green teas as compared to black. I definitely like the ones I have, but I just have to be in the right “mood” for a green tea. Moroccan Mint is probably the only one I can drink any time.

TeaBrat

I like them both but black tea has a much longer shelf life…

Scott B

Yep. The only tea that I ever had go “bad” on me was green tea that I had not had that long.

Bonnie

Yes but Amy lives in a cool damp city and tea ages faster in that environment right Amy?!

TeaBrat

Bonnie – I don’t know, you maybe right. But I was told by my Chinese tea shop guy I could keep the green tea in my refrigerator and isn’t it cold and damp in there too? :)

Bonnie

I don’t know but I was reading this morning about what ages tea especially Pu’er. Dampness, scent exposure are two bad ones. I won’t put coffee let alone tea in the frig because the air is damp and the smells like foods (good smells). But I think you have to trust your own gut instint! It’s your tea!

TeaBrat

Hmmm. that’s too bad because I was hoping my pu-erh would age okay even though I live in San Francisco. I guess I’ll find out the hard way!

Bonnie

No don’t worry I think there are things you can do to help like what it’s stored in. But length of time can be less according to the article. I have the opposite issue with semi arid environment. It’s nice to be able to dry leaves in a half hour but you wouldn’t want brittle bricks of Pu-erh!

TeaBrat

I always heard a cardboard box or the original wrapping was fine but some people use clay pots, I think

ashmanra

I think puerh is usually stored in something that breathes a ittle. I had some fishy puerh and after reading on here, left it sitting out. The fish smell dissipated and the tea still tasted fine. It was only out for a week or so and was still in its little paper wrapper. I think on purepuer.com they have a puerh gift that comes in a little woven storage basket. WANT! My Japanese neighbor keeps all her tea in the refrigerator.

ScottTeaMan

I don’t refrigerate my teas because of the different food aromas can affect the tea flavor-especially sharp aromas. I’ve also heard that clay pots were good for storing Pu-erhs.

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

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I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

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79-70 Acceptable

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