You are set up well.jayinhk wrote: I know the kraft paper pouches are popular, but I got green tea in one in China and the smell of the adhesive was horrendous! It scared me away from them. I now stick to plain PVC pouches and double vacuum seal them, and I have a label printer, so no need to write on the bags.
I never stuff pouches so much that the ziplocks are strained; so, I don't need to seal above the ziplocks. Pouches have stayed closed without problems. I bought Stockdepot's best (extra thick at 5.6 mil) but got samples of others. All pouches did not smell bad and all had good ziplocks. I've bought tea from a few vendors that came in Kraft paper/foil pouches and never smelled anything bad. I doubt that the adhesive issue is common, but if I buy more pouches I will buy from Stockdepot again (made in USA) since the net price (shipping plus product) is about the same as what comes from China.