Fit For Purpose
Packaging needs to protect your tea from moisture, air, light and strong odours. Teas are extremely absorbent of moisture and strong odours so if not stored properly will soon start to degrade. In addition, light as we know can have a very damaging effect, this is also the case for teas. In addition to design and style it is also important we consider the impact on our environment.
Stand Up Pouches and the Environment
For our private label range of packaging we have tested bio and compostable pouch materials currently available on the market. Unfortunately, neither offer the barrier protection that we feel would allow us to comfortably package your teas with the knowledge that the teas were protected and would maintain a reasonable shelf life. New completely recyclable packaging is emerging and we are encouraged by the manufacturer claims being made. We will be assessing these materials in the coming months. In the meantime, we offer pouches that are recyclable, but the process of recycling is more involved and not offered by all local authorities. That said, we have all Jenier packaging recycled by our recycling partner Greenzone.
All pouches are heat sealed and have a re-sealable zip-lock closure to keep teas fresh once opened.
Tins and the Environment
Air tight tins are a great way to package, store and of course present your teas. With a food safe lining, tin is clean and non-toxic. From an environmental perspective, metal packaging recycles forever, indeed up to 80% of all metal ever produced in the world is still available for use (source: Empac) so you can package a unique range of teas and infusions in extremely environmentally friendly packaging.
These are small zip-lock pouches that work really well as tasters for subscription packs or samples. The weight of tea that we pack inside each mini pack varies depending on the size of leaf, however in relative terms, there is enough loose leaf tea packed inside each pouch that would provide around 6 - 8 cups of tea. For the blank tagged pyramids, we pack 4 pyramids in each mini pack pouch. Please see our sizing chart below for dimensions and packaging options.
For loose leaf tea, the Pouch weights shown refer to the net weight of tea that will be packed. For pyramids, the number shown is the number of pyramids that will be packaged into the pouch.
For loose leaf tea, the tin weights shown refer to the net weight of tea that will be packed. For pyramids, the number shown is the number of pyramids that will be packaged into the tin.