[ Expiration date ]
As for Kimikura tea it's about 1 year from the packing date if unopened and kept in a cool place out of the sun.
If kept in the freezer, flavor is almost unchanged for about 2 years.
[ Unopened ]
For short storage. keep unopened tea in a cool place out of the sun.
For longer storage, keep unopened tea in the refrigerator or freezer.
Tea should be set at room temperature before opening.
If the package is opened before it's brought to room temperature, condensation occurs and the teas are exposed to moisture.
[ After opening ]
Once the package is open, do not store any longer in the refrigerator or freezer as the tea leaves will absorb moisture and food odors.
After opening, please store tea at room temperature.
Keep tea in an tea caddy or airtight container to protect from moisture and to protect the delicate flavor.
When you purchase a larger bag, it's best to separate the tea into smaller bags and seal unused teas to maintain freshness.
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[ What if tea leaves has passed the freshness date ?]
The tea flavor and aroma can be brought back by microwaving for about 30 seconds.
You may also pan fry over low heat to make your own Hojicha.
For a relaxing bath, make a sachet with tea leaves.
The vitamin C in tea leaves is good for your skin.