The physical globe shrinks as the business world expands, as products from all nations become business opportunities for businesses of all sizes. A wide variety of products are available and relatively easy to obtain, as the internet acts as a conduit for export companies from all over the world. With increased access to “foreign” countries, one seemingly insignificant item has exploded onto the market: Wholesale Tea.
Previously available only to those with contacts in Eastern nations such as China, Japan, India, and Sri Lanka, wholesale tea has expanded to include suppliers in African nations and importers worldwide, as a simple search for “wholesale tea” in any search engine returns a list of options supplying not only wholesale tea suppliers, but also wholesale tea bags.
In today’s global economy, items such as gourmet tea bags may have travelled from an African wholesale tea supplier to a manufacturing company in Thailand, and then to the United States, England, or Australia, where the tea bags are sold under a third company’s brand name.
As you may have noticed, the tea bag market has an extensive list of names and even more extensive list of variants. Experimentation with blends and the design of tea bags are current trends in an emerging industry. This is not to say that Wholesale Tea was unavailable five years ago, but the industry has expanded significantly beyond green tea and breakfast tea. Now, a variety of companies are expanding the number of options available in every segment of the wholesale tea market. In terms of the tea itself, there are numerous varieties, including Jasmine Green Tea, a slight departure from tradition, Rooibos, perhaps the most popular herbal tea, Lemongrass, one of a number of relatively new herbal teas to the mainstream industry, and an endless list of blends.
There are few variations in the tea bag world, with the machine packaged and stapled standard significantly dominating the market. Typically containing low-quality tea dust, these bags prioritise cost over quality.
A pyramid-shaped bag is another option. Though the packaging is not as simple, practicality aside, the quality is generally higher than the standard due to the inclusion of some form of loose tea and the appearance is potentially more appealing.
The market’s newest entry strikes an elegant balance between the two. Hand sewn square and round-shaped bags are making their way into the industry, with a few select companies offering both manufacturing and wholesale tea bag distribution. These gourmet tea bags, created using a novel method that allows for design flexibility and the inclusion of high-quality loose tea, will put up a good fight against the aforementioned variations.
With the numerous variables involved in both tea blend and tea bag manufacturing, wholesale tea is a prime example of how, as communication and transportation technologies advance, business opportunities become as accessible as your kitchen cabinet. With a little imagination and a reliable manufacturer, any budding entrepreneur or established business looking to expand can now enter the tea bag world.