Can I Drink This? The Tea Edition
June 5, 2011 9:28 PM Subscribe
Is it safe to drink tea made from over-decade-old teabags?
posted by thisjax to food & drink (12 answers total)
I never thought I'd find myself asking a "should I eat/drink it?" question, but I'd rather not leave the house this late and I need caffeine.
I've got a box of standard-issue Tetley Orange Pekoe teabags that were stored in a Ziploc bag in a dark cupboard. I can't find an best-before date on the box, but there's a promotional offer on that back that was valid until December 2000, so I'm assuming that these teabags weren't purchased more than a year before then. I know that bagged tea should usually be consumed within 18 months or so. I don't expect this tea to taste fresh, but can it still be used to make something drinkable and reviving?