How To Start A Tea Business

We often receive questions from our readers related to starting a tea business. This isn’t strange at all with more and more people choosing tea over other beverages and with all the media attention, focusing on the health benefits. Definitely, there is a big growth potential in this industry.

On the other hand, the tea industry is going to be a more competitive market to be in. Whether you are opening a tea shop, starting a tea room, or building an online tea store. Make sure you build for long-term success. But even more important, make sure you start for the right reasons by first reading the article below:

Why You Should Or Should NOT Start A Tea Business

In this guide, we will share important information that will make your journey more smooth and increase your change of success. It’s not a super detailed blueprint, and it’s not intended to be. However, the below articles is a must read and can be used as a very important checklist for every tea start-up teapreneur.

Our series of articles about how to start a tea business is designed to be a sort of a business guide that will help you make the right decisions, reduce risk, take all important factors into account and navigate faster through the start-up process.

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Brainstorm tea brand & shop name ideas: A promising tea business starts with a good name that represents the unique characteristics of your business.

Online versus offline: one major question tea entrepreneurs face is whether to start through an online sales channel first or first settle offline with a tea shop or tea room.

Create Your Tea Catalog: If you think tea is a commodity product then you are wrong. Learn how you can specialize to differentiate yourself from competition.

How To Grow Your Tea Business: Nobody gets it right the first time. Learn how to date your customers to boost growth.

Inspirational Ideas: Are you struggle? Then read these ideas to give your morale a boost!


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  • Lina
    March 7, 2017 at 2:58 am

    Thanks for your article is very insightful. In terms of logistics, for an online store do you need special license or permit to storage your tea. ? I am planning to start a new online business and import the blend already package in my brand.

    • teasenz
      March 7, 2017 at 3:43 am

      Every country might have different regulations, but as far as we know there’s no special requirements regarding storage from a legal perspective. But it’s important to follow the storage instructions from your supplier. Storage should be important to you as well, because it’s a key to success to ship fresh tea to your customer.

  • Bruno Pereira
    February 14, 2020 at 3:27 am

    What an informative guide! Just remember that there are a number of factors to consider when buying wholesale tea. Apart from the quality, you also have to focus on how the leaves were sourced and even how they are packaged. Such information is more important than ever to consumers.


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