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Storing Essiac Tea Properly
Will Ensure It Works Most Effectively

Storing essiac tea correctly is very important because if it is stored incorrectly the efficacy of the tea may be reduced. The packets of herbs are good for up to 1 year after purchase. They are most likely still effective after 3 years, but to be safe, do not order more than 1 year's supply at a time.

Store packets of herbs in a cool, dark place. Unopened packets of herbs stay fresh for at least one year. Avoid storing essiac tea herbs in the refrigerator.

What About Storing Essiac Tea if you live in a warm climate?

As long as the temperature of the room is tolerable for humans, it's ok for the essiac. For example, if your room is over 100 degrees then the tea can't be kept in a room like that. In that case, store the herbs in the fridge. Do not freeze the herbs. You can keep the essiac in the original packaging.

Always keep the herbs out of direct sunlight and away from heaters.

***We use the entire sheep sorrel plant, including the roots, in our formula!***

What About the Brewed Tea?

Your brewed essiac tea must be refrigerated, since there are no additives or preservatives used in this formula. For essiac tea brewing instructions, click here. Do not store brewed tea for more than two weeks, because the tea may spoil, and/or the efficacy may be reduced. For the benefits of essiac tea click here. 

Store your tea in pitchers or glass bottles. Dark bottles are not necessary, as your refrigerator is dark inside; therefore any exposure to light is negligible. Clean all containers thoroughly with hot water and soap before using them to store your tea. Avoid storing essiac in the fridge for longer than 2 weeks. Every 2 weeks, prepare a fresh batch even if there is some left.

We suggest storing essiac in an open pitcher so that it's easier to stir the tea before pouring doses. There is sediment that will be on the bottom of the pitcher due to the powdered herbs that need to be left in the pitcher. We find that using a wooden spoon to stir is easier than shaking the big heavy pitcher. It does a better job dispersing the herbs so that you do not end up with a big clump of herbs at the end of the batch.

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