Rooibos Processing & Packing

To supply excellent quality rooibos, you can rely on our team to get the processing, packing and export of your rooibos tea just right!

Rooibos Processing & Quality Assurance

Bulk rooibos orders are screened, sifted, blended and steam-pasteurised according to client’s needs. All processing orders are governed by strict FSSC 22000 protocols and supporting documentation for all processes is maintained to ensure traceability. 

 

Every bulk batch is independently tested by the PPECB (Perishable Products Export Control Board of the Department of Agriculture) to ensure that it complies with food-safety, food export, and Phyto-sanitary standards. Each shipment is issued with a COA (Certificate of Analysis).

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Following final processing, orders are subject to testing to ensure they meet both client specifications and strict quality standards.

 

Tests include:

  • Sensory evaluation of taste, aroma and colour
  • Moisture content assessment
  • Particle size & distribution, and bulk density assessment to meet downstream packing requirements
  • Strict conformance to organic standards, including zero pesticide or herbicide residues

An independent Quality Assurance Manager monitors processes and critical control points during processing and packaging. During the production process, laboratory tests are conducted to check microbiological content (e.g. moulds & bacteria) and to guarantee that your final product will be certified as a hygienic, safe, and superior quality.

Bulk rooibos export packaging

Final product is packed into double-layered 18kg paper bags; labelled to agreed specifications. Each pallet is packed with 50 x 18 kg labelled bags and shrink-wrapped; weighing a total of 900 kg / pallet.

 

We ship 9000 kg bulk rooibos per 6 meter (20 feet) container; and 18000 kg bulk rooibos per 12 meter (40 feet) container.

 

We can also supply 450 kg bulk bags. These are packed 20 x 450 kg (9,000 kg) per 6 meter (20 feet) container. Or 40 x 450 kg (18, 000 kg) per 12 meter (40 feet) container.

 

Our minimum order quantity (MOQ) is one pallet (900 kg).

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a rooibos pallette

900kg pallete

a single rooibos paper bag

18kg paper bag

a bulk rooibos bag

450kg bulk bag

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Packed container

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Contract packing for retail

We don’t offer contract packing services directly to clients. However, we’re happy to provide an introduction to our long-standing strategic partner who can provide a range of exceptional contract packing services. Options include:

  • Loose leaf rooibos in 5 kg poly-ethylene bags
  • Loose tagless teabags (2 g or 2.5 g) (1000 teabags per shipping unit)
  • Tagless teabags in a 40g / 50 g metallised or clear poly-ethylene pouch
  • Mixing and blending of flavours and herbs with rooibos to be packedin retail packaging
  • Additional processing may include inserting pouches or loose teabags into tamper proof retail cartons, gluing, printing and packing into shipping/display cartons. Printing on retail packaging with batch numbers, production and best before dates are done in accordance with client’s specifications.

Contract packing for retail

We don’t offer contract packing services directly to clients. However, we’re happy to provide an introduction to our long-standing strategic partner who can provide a range of exceptional contract packing services. Options include:

  • Loose leaf rooibos in 5 kg poly-ethylene bags
  • Loose tagless teabags (2 g or 2.5 g) (1000 teabags per shipping unit)
  • Tagless teabags in a 40g / 50 g metallised or clear poly-ethylene pouch
  • Mixing and blending of flavours and herbs with rooibos to be packedin retail packaging
  • Additional processing may include inserting pouches or loose teabags into tamper proof retail cartons, gluing, printing and packing into shipping/display cartons. Printing on retail packaging with batch numbers, production and best before dates are done in accordance with client’s specifications.
worker packing rooibos products

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