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Mailing Matcha

Hey Steepster Peeps!

I had an idea to give sampler sizes of some teas from my stash as christmas gifts, packaged up in a christmas tins. I thought this be good to dent my stash, get relatives into loose leaf teas and show them some fantastic online sellers available to them.

2 of my relatives like matcha, but they never had flavored or good quality stuff – what would be the best way to package up a couple teaspoons of matcha? What do you peeps do for tea swapping matchas?

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I have used basic ziplocks myself with no trouble (for both matcha and powdered chai)

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Sil select said

i think azzrian puts hers in little tins.

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I wonder if old pill bottles (the little ones from prescriptions, with the child-proof caps) would work, if you clean them well? Or go to a dollar store/craft store and in either the gift wrap or bead section you should be able to find teeny tiny ziploc style baggies. I find that around here at the craft store they go for about $5 for a pack of 100 and they’re the perfect size for single servings of tea!

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Azzrian said

I have used the empty containers from our glucose test strips they have a snap tight lid and the matcha does not stick inside of them. I have also used small zip bags as well. Last option which I have also done is to fold over tin foil into neat little pouches. :)

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I think that Azzrian’s little foil pouches work very well. If you want to make it special, though, you can go here: http://www.specialtybottle.com/metalcontainers.aspx and find some of the nice small tins which I used to get for Matcha swapping.

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Lynxiebrat said

LiberTeas…cool idea…though if AwkwardSoul is looking to send the packages, the tins might add to the weight of the package……..but it could be that it’s a non issue.

Lynxiegrl: My thought was that if it was for a gift, the tins might make it a little nicer than the foil … for lightweight, easy to ship packages though … Azzrian is brilliant with the way she packages up the matcha in the foil pouches. It’s perfect!

Lynxiebrat said

Oh I agree. While I like the fact that foil was invented and so useful, when it comes to something that looks appealing…..tins definitely look a 100 times better!

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I use the tiny tins from the DAVIDsTEA advent calender, or the tiny little ziplock bags. God we sound like drug dealers!

I know right! I figure I won’t do the foil thing if I’m mailing out of country, sounds too drug like!

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