Shelf Life of Tea

The Shelf Life of Black Tea
Black tea is fully fermented, and it has a longer shelf life than green tea. Generally, the shelf life of black tea in bulk is about 18 months, while bagged tea is 24 months. Tins or aluminum foil bags for black tea can be stored for about 3 years, and paper bag is for 2 years.

The Shelf Life of Green Tea


Green tea belongs to unfermented tea and the average shelf life of green tea is approximately 18 months, then it begins to fade in flavor if keep it too long. However, under certain conditions, the shelf life still can be extended to more than three years. There are five enemies that should keep away: light, air, heat, moisture, and odor.

The Shelf Life of Oolong Tea

The Shelf Life of White Tea:
White tea is a special treasure among others, people say that the longer of the storage time, the higher medicinal value it will be. When properly stored, the shelf life of packaged tea is usually 2 years. It will be, it also known as “one-year tea, three-year medicine, seven-year treasure”


Oolong tea is a kind of semi-fermented tea, and the shelf life of this tea is about 2 years. But for loose leaf Oolong tea in bulk, the shelf life will be shorter.

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