Feb 16th, '08, 13:44
Joined: Feb 6th, '08
Location: enjoying a cup of Red Rose down in GA
How long does Yerba Mate stay fresh? I just got in around 3 pounds of various brands and am planning on storing them in air tight jars and was just wondering...
Feb 16th, '08, 13:51
Joined: Dec 20th, '06
I want to say 2 or 3 years. I can't really remember and don't really want to research it at the moment. I do know that it can keep significantly longer than black tea (1 yr), though.
Feb 24th, '08, 17:02
Joined: Feb 12th, '06
The bottom of Rosamonte says to finish within 2 years, which may or may not be true. I have a few that I opened more than a year ago that still seems fresh.
Feb 25th, '08, 13:11
Joined: Dec 22nd, '07
Location: the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy
Yerba has a ridiculous shelf life. I think the devil is somehow involved.
Feb 28th, '08, 14:04
Joined: Feb 27th, '08
Location: Central Canada
Each of my packages are in an air tight container, or you could purchase more just to keep the fresh flavor. I have seen expires printed onto the bags of mate, they were roughly 12 to 18 months, from what I must assume was a harvest.