Tea bags,,,,

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by SB21, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Does anyone know the pros and cons of using expired tea bags ?? Any dangers involved in this ?? How long after expiration date would be ok ??
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  2. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    Good question. I can't wait to see the various responses to this, although my three or four boxes rarely last a month.

    Me loves me South Gawga Sweet Iced Tea.
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  3. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    what kind?

    there are several types plus blends
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  4. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    You're getting into specifics above my " Palate ",,,,,:ROFLMAO:,,,, I just use the normal Lipton or store brands. I'm not picky,,,,
  5. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    Same here. 100 tea bags in each box. I usually go through 3 to 4 boxes, monthly.
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  6. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    generally, "Tea bags will be fine for at least a year in the pantry, but even long after that, they're still safe to consume. They just might change colour or flavour. If your tea has an expiration date then it's just for best quality, not safety."

    so yer probably gud fer at least that long, possibly much longer
  7. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    SB buys his by the semi-truck load.
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  8. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    [LMAO] [lolol]

    seriously though if it is stored properly n not contaminated it should last at least 1 to ? years. where ? can be 2 plus years.

    It might last longer than that
  9. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Not quite AOG,,,,I usually just keep water , beer , or likker in the fridge . :D,,,, I just hate throwing stuff away if I don't use it quick enough,,
  10. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I've stored and used regular old tea bags after vacuum packing as high as eight years on with only slight change in flavor. If you drink it sweet I'm not sure if the difference would matter. Take into consideration that I'm a retired long haul driver so my taste buds MIGHT be a bit unreliable.
  11. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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  12. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    the Lipton I just bought, 100 bags, are packaged in 3 sealed mylar packages that I reseal with my FoodSaver... I would guess that they would last a good length of time. My previous box lasted nearly 5 years, with no deterioration in flavor without the mylar packaging...
  13. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    I once drank a root beer float that was in my truck for 3 days and it was good I am going to say old tea bags are good to drink also I would drink another root beer float that has sat in Mt truck for three days it really was good must have been the curds and whey.
  14. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    Like we said in the Corps,,,,,,it doesn't have to be good,,,,it just has to make a turd,,,,
  15. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++

    Im guessing would depend on if still sealed or not. Main thing I would worry about would be mold. Other than that, probably just affect the taste, might get “stale”

    Then again my mom was using teabags that exspired 3-4 years ago.....o_O:eek::censored:

    Yeah, shes still alive.., (did strongly suggest she get new teabags:sick: )
  16. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I am using tea bags two years past expiration. It tastes stale but otherwise is fine. I have not gotten sick.
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  17. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    I've got some , it's just a year out. I don't drink it real sweet anymore , I can just put a lemon in it to help the stale taste if it bothers me , but it probably won't. But getting sick was my biggest worries , I'll check it for mold just in case. Thanks for all the help.
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  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    My mom has loose leaf tea that is decades old. They still make it into the rotation. No one has suffered any ill effects. To my knowledge. To my knowledge. To my knowlede. To my knowledge. :rolleyes:
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  19. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    Tea is like rice. If there's any left after 25 years, use it up.
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  20. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++ Site Supporter++

    I have about a 500+ family size bags vacuum sealed in the freezer. I expect it to be good for many years.
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