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It's All About Tea — tea storage

How Long Does Tea Last? — The Life Cycle Of Tea

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A piece of crucial knowledge for those entering the world of cha — age is everything. We've seen it too many times, picking up a few hundred extra grams of your favorite tea during your travel to China or Japan. Just to find it tasting subpar a year later straight from your cupboard. It's not always the best idea to stock up! Or perhaps the other way around? Completely forgetting about that pu-erh cake your friend gifted you, to find that after years of laying around in the tea drawer, it tastes better than ever! The thing is, age is crucial. Furthermore, when we understand the tea's life cycle, we can use it to our advantage. So how long does tea last? Let's find out! (Read more)

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The Ultimate Guide To Sencha Green Tea

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Ah, Sencha. Japan's most beloved tea. Found in nearly every household, every vending machine, and in every convenience store in Japan. Chances are you've had it too! As sencha is served in most Japanese restaurants and sushi bars. Often free of charge. 

Was it always this way? Nope. (Read more)

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Ripe Pu-erh Tea Tips

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We've already spoken well in-depth about pu-erh and even about the differences between ripe pu-erh and raw pu-erh. Unlike the brisk, fruity, floral, vitalizing raw pu-erh, ripe pu-erh is undoubtedly more of a grandpa of the tea world. Ripe pu-erh is unmistakably earthy, usually with strong notes of tobacco and firewood, cocoa, as well as dried stone fruits. Today, let's take a deeper look into grandpa pu-erh. (Read more)

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Does Tea Go Bad? And How Long Does Loose Leaf Tea Last?

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Every tea enthusiast has probably come across this scenario. We are always interested in trying many different types of tea — we order tea from various tea shops, bring tea back from holidays, and even receive tea as gifts from caring friends who are aware of our love for this magical drink.

And then one fine day, somewhere in our tea cupboard's depths, we might discover a tea that got accidentally forgotten. Or perhaps it wasn't brewed in a timely matter. Well, it might be hard to keep track of every tea we have. But has the tea already gone bad? (Read more)

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Japanese Tea: The 3 Important Rules For Tea Storage

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Today Japanese teas are renowned around the world for their fresh, grassy taste, and unmistakable umami. Because of these favorable qualities, Japanese tea also requires extra care when storing.  (Read more)

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