Tea actually doesn't go bad, really--since it's a dried product. I generally don't like to drink tea that's more than a year old, but as long as you don't get mold in it, it will stay fresh. Keep the bag tightly closed, of course, just in case, but you should be fine with it.
Richard wrote:That is correct--we sell by weight and teas like chamomile and peppermint are extremely light. Also, it helps keep the cost down: bags are much cheaper, and we pass the savings on to you!
Is this something new? Because a long while back my orders for peppermint, spearmint, cha cha and lemongrass teas arrived in tins. Am I correct in assuming that were I to reorder these teas they would not come in a tin or did I misread this?
We had switched nearly a year ago to aluminum-lined paper bags for some of our herbal teas. The inexpensive cost of the tea made it inpracticle to package it in the more-expensive tins. Also, since the teas in question are herbal, they are not as susceptible to air.