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Tea is one of the common drinks. Along with coffee, it is very popular, differing in a variety of flavors (exotic, jasmine, herbal, bergamot tea etc.), types (black, green, red and white teas) and time (breakfast tea, afternoon tea).

Packing tea in sachets, pyramids and by weight

There are two types of tea packaging at the moment: in individual bags (sachet) and by weight. Today the most common is tea packed in sachets, which have won their place due to their ease of use. Bulk tea also has its advantages which help it continue to compete with “convenience tea bags”.

Packing tea by weight and packaging in sachet are different technological operations. For packing tea in sachets, automatic or semi-automatic machines are used and equipped with heaters, a system for forming and counting bags and a date stamp, which is not required when packing tea by weight. Tea by weight does not require using expensive equipment, therefore its cost is much lower than its analogue in individual packaging.

Tea packing equipment

The various equipment is used for the production of tea bags/ sachets and represents a complex of special technical devices that perform certain operations. The equipment can be different depending on functionality. Some machines perform one operation only, such as mixing several teas or aromas. Others are focused on performing multiple operations. The tea is packed into filter paper sachets, and then these sachets are packed into outer envelope sachets. Such machines are called automatic forming, filling and sealing machines or semi-automatic machines.

Semi-automatic and automatic tea packaging

Tea packing in sachet bags is carried out with automatic or semi-automatic packaging machines. Semi-automatic packaging machines can be effectively used in enterprises with an average load. The automatic machines are successfully used in large enterprises with a large volume of products.

The semi-automatic equipment is designed to assist the operator carrying out the basic operations — sealing, forming the dose / weighing, cutting off the package. The automatic machine is designed to perform all operations independently, requiring only control of the consumption of packaging material and checking the quality of the product’s appearance (quality of sealing, location of printed information, presence of seams).