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Jenn said

Where can I buy some of those handy-dandy tea sample pouches?

I’m putting together a tea swap sample package and I’m currently using tiny clear ziplock baggies. I worry that the seal isn’t great on these baggies and I want to preserve the freshness of the tea I’m sending. Also, these tiny plastic baggies make me look like a drug dealer. Please help me look less like a drug dealer.

Thank you!

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Cofftea said

There are several threads already existing on this subject with wonderful ideas. Do a discussion search for words like “bags”, “containers”, “shipping”, “mailing”, “swaps”, “samples”, “packaging”, etc. Please find the info you’re looking for/add to the discussion in those threads and delete this one to eliminate duplication.

Jenn said

I’ll be far more careful about the questions I ask going forward.

I don’t think it’s that big a deal, Jenn. It happens on every forum that similar questions are asked and answered multiple times. I think it’s better to ask again than to feel too intimidated to do so. :)

Jenn said

LiberTEAS, I really appriciate your kindness and helpful information.

Jenn said

Now, that’s not cool because nobody shats upon my Taryn! Grrrrrr….

@Taryn: ah… you’ve noticed that too?

@LiberTEAS and Taryn: Me three.

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How many bags do you need? I have found some on ebay, but I have also purchased them from JK Teashop: http://www.jkteashop.com/others-accessories-aluminium-bags-c-63_75_100.html (although, because they ship from China, depending upon where you are, it may take a while to receive them. I will say, though, that they are quite prompt with getting the order on its way so that it can arrive as quickly as the postal system will allow!)

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Jenn said

Thank you so much for your help! I’m going to look into buying some pouches from JK Teashop.

Thank you again for your help :)

Oh… they also have great teas!

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Jenn said

Now you’ve done it! If I’m ordering bags anyway…

Yep… I’ve used that justification before (more than once). hahaha!

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I’ve recently found (and purchased) these. :) It’s from UniquePacking’s store on eBay. Alas, they do not carry any teas to accompany them. :(
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130445407385&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Jenn said

QuiltGuppy, oh thank you! I’m going to place my order this afternoon but I’ll check the eBay store out first. It’s probably safer that they don’t sell tea :)

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Will said

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Jenn said

Will, thank you so much for the information! I went ahead and ordered fro the eBay shop because they could send the pouches to me Priority Mail. I’m going to check out your link for future reference though :)

Thank you again!

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Jenn said

Wifey_Woman (Little Mew Brew), you weren’t kidding! The prices are great and they offer a few different colors. I do love to color coding…

Check on the colors. When I ordered mine recently I only got clear front with silver backing.

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I’m waiting for the day when the druggies learn from us tea addicts and start using these as well.

Jenn said

Ha! I’d like to think that there is a high-end dealer out there who would take such pride in their product. I can’t help but think that I’d run my nefarious operation like my Etsy shop with complimentary gift wrapping and coupon codes. I’d never make a profit…

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