ethan: resealable thick foil pouches


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ethan: resealable thick foil pouches

Postby ethan » Jun 5th, '14, 16:24

I want to have about 100 good quality zip pouches for tea. To buy 100 for 150 gram size w/ shipping would cost > 45 cents a pouch. A 250 gram size a few cents more. This is > than I want to spend per pouch; so, I am considering buying a whole case to get the price per pouch to around 30 cents. ?s: 1. Do any of you want to buy large quantities of these?
2. The distributor sells 2 oz, 4 oz., 8 oz. 12 oz. sizes; what is your preference?
3. I favor brown Kraft paper on the outside (because it is easy to write on & resists tears, w/ thick foil inside--- like that
4. Who is interested in quantities of 50 or 100 or more?
Thanks, Ethan
Chip, let me know whether this is appropriate
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Re: resealable thick foil pouches

Postby Poseidon » Jun 5th, '14, 16:27

$15 for 50 isnt a bad deal. I may be in if this develops.

EDIT: I would be interested in the 2oz and 4oz packs
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Re: resealable thick foil pouches

Postby Chip » Jun 5th, '14, 21:28

ethan wrote:Chip, let me know whether this is appropriate

I say go for it ... thanks for asking. Just remember my cut! :mrgreen:
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Re: resealable thick foil pouches

Postby ethan » Jun 8th, '14, 19:58

I ordered the 4-ounce size. The 5.6 mil pouch has Kraft brown paper on the outside (which resists tears & cuts well) & 2-ply foil inside. The zip is very endurable. When not full, air can pushed out to flatten whatever part one does not need. Pushing down the inside of the bag rounds out the bottom for the stand-up feature or get that by filling the pouch very full. Of course, one can write on the paper.

Because of lack of response I did not order a full case buy enough for a quantity-discount. Anyone who wants any can get these pouches sent by me for 32 cents each + shipping . (Please don't ask for < 20 pouches.)

I should add that protection against UV rays etc. is rated excellent.
I've used some pouches for > 2 years & like using them more than I like using tins or foil bags closed w/ tape, ties, clips, &/or rubber bands.
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Re: resealable thick foil pouches

Postby ethan » Jun 27th, '14, 22:10

I have packed a lot of the black tea I recently received from Nepal into these zip pouches. It seems a smart, easy way to store a quantity of tea long-term & to have handy amounts available. Does anyone want to buy some? 32 cents each means $16 for 50, $8 for 25. A small amount can fit in a large envelope & go regular first class mail for not too much postage.

SWAPPING: I will trade pouches for tea. If pouches don't interest you, I could swap some of the Jun Chyabari HOR black tea from Nepal.
WANTED: oolong. To give an idea: I've been most impressed w/quality of Origin Tea, Red Blossom Tea, Hou de Thes (? in Houston), but have been happy w/ tea from cheaper vendors. I don't like heavy vegetal flavor nor > a hint of the taste of minerals. So, does anyone want to swap 1. sweet oolongs (not jin xuan, not tgy, not roasted or fired) more like lishan, alishan, boazhong; or, 2. aged boazhong; or, 3. MT's Imperial Pearl?
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Re: resealable thick foil pouches

Postby kyarazen » Jun 28th, '14, 03:59

ethan wrote:I have packed a lot of the black tea I recently received from Nepal into these zip pouches. It seems a smart, easy way to store a quantity of tea long-term & to have handy amounts available. Does anyone want to buy some? 32 cents each means $16 for 50, $8 for 25. A small amount can fit in a large envelope & go regular first class mail for not too much postage.

SWAPPING: I will trade pouches for tea. If pouches don't interest you, I could swap some of the Jun Chyabari HOR black tea from Nepal.
WANTED: oolong. To give an idea: I've been most impressed w/quality of Origin Tea, Red Blossom Tea, Hou de Thes (? in Houston), but have been happy w/ tea from cheaper vendors. I don't like heavy vegetal flavor nor > a hint of the taste of minerals. So, does anyone want to swap 1. sweet oolongs (not jin xuan, not tgy, not roasted or fired) more like lishan, alishan, boazhong; or, 2. aged boazhong; or, 3. MT's Imperial Pearl?


how many excess pouches do you have? i might be interested in a nice quantity
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Re: ethan: resealable thick foil pouches

Postby ethan » Jun 28th, '14, 10:56

I have 400 extra pouches.
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Re: ethan: resealable thick foil pouches

Postby Cameo399 » Aug 13th, '14, 10:00

I would be interested in some pouches if you still have any. Probably about 50-100. Can you also let me know where you bought these from, for future reference? Might like to buy more at some point.

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Re: ethan: resealable thick foil pouches

Postby Poseidon » Aug 13th, '14, 12:47

Just so everyone knows, these bags are pretty high quality. Im very happy I got some! Also, the black tea ethan has is quite nice. Its reminds me of a smooth darjeeling minus the muscal funk.
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Re: ethan: resealable thick foil pouches

Postby ethan » Aug 13th, '14, 13:18

Cameo399, I bought the pouches from StockBag Depot. I bought half a case, 500. Buying wholesale cuts the cost down, but there is a charge for "splitting" a case & shipping is expensive because the pouches' thickness makes them heavy. I sell them at 32 cents each plus shipping. The black tea that Poseidon kindly mentions, I got from Jun Chiyabari, Nepal. It is called Himalayan Orange. In April I was lucky enough to taste two flushes of this tea & preferred the summer flush from 2013. I kept thinking about how much I loved it. About a month later I bought all that Jun Chiyabari still had available. Again, buying directly from the source in quantity saves a lot of $; while shipping & the taxes & broker fee of customs takes some savings away. At $6 an ounce or only $16 for 100 grams, it is still cheaper than the 100 grams for $23.80 (+ s&h) which is the cheapest I've seen any vendor sell this particular tea of Jun Chiyabari. Besides the taste, I like that the tea is organic.
PM me, please, when you want to order.
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