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Postby RoseWood » Aug 20th, '12, 10:08

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Re: Packaging

Postby jayinhk » Sep 8th, '12, 10:19

Glass jars. :)
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Re: Packaging

Postby RoseWood » Sep 8th, '12, 14:26

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Re: Packaging

Postby Chip » Sep 8th, '12, 16:20

Glass jars are a bit problematic.

You want something non transparent as light is an enemy of tea.
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Re: Packaging

Postby debunix » Sep 8th, '12, 21:45

I liked the big glass jars of teas at my Chinatown market, because I couldn't always match the labels on the jars to names I was reading about, but once I started tasting better stored teas, especially vacuum packed green oolongs and nitrogen flushed japanese greens, I quickly came to dislike those lovely clear jars.

But I have been hesitant to buy their packaged teas because it's hard to tell the quality of those.

I'd like to see samples--sample jars plus sample packages with just 5 or 10 grams of tea, plus prepackaged 2 or 4 oz well-sealed teas. Even two ounces of some pricey teas is a bit scary if you can't sample them first. The packages should be truly airtight, ziplocs at a minimum--no twisty-ties.
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Re: Packaging

Postby teasme » Sep 10th, '12, 10:20

I think foil zip locks or tins are adequate all depending on your budget. As long as the tea is secure and sealed air tight. I think most avid tea drinkers have some way of preserving their teas at home but for new comers a nice package doesn't hurt. I think whatever suits your company's theme or goes best with your labels design. Good luck! Let us know what you decide on.
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Re: Packaging

Postby RoseWood » Sep 12th, '12, 21:44

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Re: Packaging

Postby teasme » Sep 17th, '12, 13:12

RoseWood wrote:This has been most helpful, thank you.

A couple obstacles have arisen for my friend, so the tea business will be put on hold for a year or two. No matter, as it gives more time for the business plans...


I'm sorry to hear that. I hope all turns out well. I was excited to try some new tea. I'm always open to new tea companies to see what they have to offer.
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