Neglected Iron Goddess Oolong Tea - OK to drink?

by Dee

Hi, I found some vacuum-packed Iron Goddess tea in my mom's pantry. The tea must have been there for years (at least 3 years, maybe more). The package looked intact but when I opened it, the tea seemed a bit damp. Is this still safe to drink? The dry tea leaves don't have much of a smell but the first infusion I tried was nice and floral. Taste was OK too. I'm just wondering if this tea will have any negative effects on health. Thanks for your help!


Dee, it should be okay be it hasn't turned mouldy.

I presume this is a green oolong?

If you are in doubt, you can try drying them up in the oven at high heat before storing them away again.

Hope this helps.


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