Starting a Tea Business

Tea has been one of the most celebrated and favorite beverages that date back even during the ancient times. This is also considered a universal drink because it is enjoyed by different cultures all over the globe.

If you think that your area has a great demand for tea, then you can start your very own tea business.

Aside from being a delicious drink, tea also has the best supplements to provide a healthy and active body and this is the antioxidant. You can have several options on how to get started with this kind of business such as opening a tea restaurant, selling tea as a retailer and hosting tea parties. But according to experienced entrepreneurs, being a retailer is the most economic way to start. The things you need to formally start are investment capital, business license and tea supplier.

How to Start a Tea Business

A tea supplier must be secured. In order for the teal plants to grow, they must be planted on healthy soils and must be located on specific climates to grow. Having just one supplier is a bad idea because you will not have options when situations go wrong so, it is advisable to have 2 or more from all over the globe. In mixing your very own blends, you need to have oils, spices and herbs. Now that the holidays is fast approaching, expect that more people would want to drink a hot tea because of the winter season. So take time, to experiment different tea blends. In fact, you may add the following: black tea, orange oil, dried apple pieces and cinnamon. Another option is mixing peppermint leaves with candy bits.

Next, you also need to choose your specialty and product line. The following are just some of the options which you can choose from: blended tea recipes, hand-rolled teas and herbal remedies. Since there are lots of tea businesses today, you need to make your business unique from others by having a distinctive packaging. Of course, your specialization will depend upon your passion and the market opportunities.

Next, the distribution channels must also be set up. If you are planning to make use of the online world for selling your tea, then you need to design your website. To make the payment scheme easier, you also need to set up your PayPal account.

After that, begin stocking the inventory. This doesn’t just include ordering the supplies but packaging them as well for the customers. To make sure that everything will work smoothly, the marketing and shipping supplies must be ensured.

To get more customers, you need to think of ways on how to market the tea business. In this process, the only key is to know what your customers need. You also need to be able to explain them well what the tea can benefit them.


  • MANISH BHARTIA said on February 24, 2012
    We are dealing in Black Tea, Green Tea, Orthodox Tea from Assam. Please share your requirements.
  • Keter Vincent said on January 4, 2013
    Tea small scale farmer from Kenya,interest in shipping pact and loose tea.
  • Amrit sagar Saikia said on January 23, 2013
    we make green tea from assam my tea garden. i want to seal my product in now.
  • RISHAV SINGLA said on April 15, 2013


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