About two weeks ago I was musing on why Lipton would release it’s ‘Intense Black Tea’ in cool cylindrical tins about a year and a half ago, and then return to boring old cardboard. Of course, yesterday I stumbled on pallets of the things at the Cranbourne Fresh Food Market (Cranbourne’s saving grace). They were on special for $1.99 each, and I can only assume it’s because they all ‘expire’ in May 2007. It was hard. I mean, how much tea can one actually imbibe over the course of about two and a half months?

I bought two tins. But does tea go off? I asked the most current trailer visitors last night. They said it doesn’t go ‘off’ as such, it just becomes stale and boring tasting.

Lipton's Tea Tin