Pu-Erh Packaging Blue S symbol and numbers?

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Pu-Erh Packaging Blue S symbol and numbers?

by Swayster » Feb 23rd 20 10:02 pm

Can someone explain to me what the blue thought bubble looking symbol with a large S and numbers underneath after QS mean on a lot of the Pu-Erh tea packaging? Is this some standardized labeling system?

I bought a Pu-Erh tea cake from a local tea shop and then did some digging online and found another with different looking packaging but exactly the same the QS number. The reason I ask is that the one I bought from local tea shop was $280 while the one I found at Yunnan sourcing is $46.

It might not be clear in the picture, but the number is QS 5328 1301 0143 on both of them (if that helps).

Thanks for the help!
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Re: Pu-Erh Packaging Blue S symbol and numbers?

by Teasenz » Feb 25th 20 8:34 am

The QS mark is a standardised quality and safety mark in China. The numbers below is basically a registration number of the manufacturer. See this wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QS_mark

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Re: Pu-Erh Packaging Blue S symbol and numbers?

by Swayster » Feb 25th 20 7:26 pm

Teasenz wrote: The QS mark is a standardised quality and safety mark in China. The numbers below is basically a registration number of the manufacturer. See this wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QS_mark
Ahh thank you very much!