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First cup of the day. Consumed during a hot game of Power Grid, but before yoga. I love this toasty tea. I realized that my bag’s “best by” date is coming up fairly quickly. I know I won’t finish it by then. Any guesses as to how long past the “best by” date this will last?

Shinobi_cha

Well, I don’t have a guess as to how long, but here is a tip I read about online. I haven’t tried it, but it could work — if you put the amount of leaves you are planning to drink in a pan and roast them, you will bring out flavor again (even if it had ‘gone flat’ or however one would put it) and be able to use any of your old green teas even if they’ve gone past date. But just roast what you’re planning on drinking right away…

laurenpressley

Interesting tip! Thanks!!

Jillian

I’ve heard that in general japanese greens are good for about a year, but to be honest it’s probably a matter of personal preference aswell. If it still tastes good to you, then why not drink it? ;)

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Shinobi_cha

Well, I don’t have a guess as to how long, but here is a tip I read about online. I haven’t tried it, but it could work — if you put the amount of leaves you are planning to drink in a pan and roast them, you will bring out flavor again (even if it had ‘gone flat’ or however one would put it) and be able to use any of your old green teas even if they’ve gone past date. But just roast what you’re planning on drinking right away…

laurenpressley

Interesting tip! Thanks!!

Jillian

I’ve heard that in general japanese greens are good for about a year, but to be honest it’s probably a matter of personal preference aswell. If it still tastes good to you, then why not drink it? ;)

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a tea drinking librarian
& a reading, yoga practicing, mommy

I’ve been into tea, at some level, since college with a first tin of loose tea brought back by my parents from Oxford. My love of tea increased with a visit to Boston and a chance cup at Tealuxe. Since then I’ve only gotten more interested in tea and have developed more of an appreciation for it.

tea rating guide
(updated 12/2010)

100: a perfect cuppa. these are the teas I’ll keep in my cupboard and tend to be one per type of tea.

90-99: will definitely get more of this tea

80-89: likely to get more and perhaps it will become a favorite with time

70-79: very good, depending on my mood or the season

60-69: wouldn’t actively try to get this tea, but also wouldn’t avoid it in a tea shop or restaurant

50-59: run-of-the-mill tea for me

40-49: decent, would hit the spot in some moods, but probably wouldn’t purchase it for my cupboard

30-39: okay, will try again, maybe

20-29: meh. I’d try this tea again if no other were available

10-19: drinkable, but a forced cup

0-9: didn’t even finish the cup

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Blacksburg, VA

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