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Custom Tea Blends

Sell Tea profitably

Why sell what everyone else sells? Create your own custom tea blends to lock in the customer loyalty and increase repeat orders.

Don’t engage in the price war. It is ugly and you can’t lower your price of a good tea down to the same level a supermarket can.

If you are into selling niche tea, because you appreciate quality, then STOP! DON’T sell English Breakfast just because it is popular. Even if you cannot divorce from selling English Breakfast, find a unique English Breakfast. Or improve on standard English Breakfast, you can add flowers to a standard flavoured tea to add a dash of colour.

For example, our Captain’s Breakfast – the improved Breakfast tea. It has more colour and strength and a more interesting story as it is mixed from a few different black tea from around the world.

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Create YOUR unique tea blend.

YOUR tea blend = YOUR Profit!

 

 

We offer friendly advice. The minimum order quantity will depend on the recipe complexity, and it can be as little as 2kg.

This is how it works with custom blend:

  1. you supply us your recipe – with each ingredient and their %
  2. we will charge $50 (per blend) to create a sample of your blend for your evaluation. We can make minor changes to the recipe after that if required.*Standard timeframe for creating sample: 1 week
  3. if you are happy with the sample, we provide quote for the blend and any packaging required.
  4. we go ahead with the production after payment received
    (if you decide not to go ahead with production, the $50 paid is not refundable)

Once the recipe is finalised, we can provide minimum order quantity, along with your quote with lead time.

Turnaround time is typically somewhere around 2-3 weeks, pending on if any packaging is required (we can supply the custom tea blend in custom packaging)

Please note it will be your responsibility to obtain any health claims with any governing bodies if needed for your products.

We are thrilled that you have taken the step towards creating your own tea brand (and blend) and look forward to working with you to take your tea sales to the next level!

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10 tea a good “tea cafe” should carry

English Breakfast

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There are certainly increasing number of tea houses / tea shops around Australia. It is a really exciting tea to get into tea as there are some many varieties of tea now available in Australia.

 

If picking a range of tea to start your dream tea house is a bit tricky, fear not, we have a little “cheat-sheet” here for you 🙂

First let us recap what are common:

Beyond that, you should stock:

  1. Chai Marsala / Spicy Chai (Black) – popular Indian drink – great hot or cold. Traditionally, Chai is made super strong before adding milk and honey/sweetener. Our Chai is good with milk and Spicy Chai is more suited to customers prefers drinking chai without milk.
  2. Green Tea with Jasmine (Green) – the kind of tea a Yum Cha restaurant typically serves – but we offer a much better grade. Many love it after meal for digestion.
  3. Hibiscus (Herbal) – Tartish taste (like Ribena without sugar) and stunning ruby colour infusion. Known to help reduce blood pressure. Great hot or iced.
  4. Rooibos (Herbal, but kind of taste like black) – becoming popular as a caffeine free herbal drink. taste resembles black tea. Very drinkable – hot or cold. South African feed this to babies instead of milk! Goes well with honey, mint or milk.
  5. Assam (Black)– good black tea with milk has got a new name! Forget such and such breakfast tea, go Assam! Good strength, nice malty flavour. Must try for any milk tea drinker.
  6. Ginger Kiss (Herbal) – Ginger tea gets the tick from many people from different cultural background and age group. It is great for digestion with a mellow citrusy zing.
  7. Red Rose Buds (Herbal) – mellow rose infusion that relaxes the mind while toning the skin. Many Asian ladies swear by it to keep their skin beautiful!
  8. Berry Fairy (Fruit) – a sweet infusion of fruits. Taste great as is or you can turn it into a base for desserts, such as icecream, granita, syrup for pancake.
  9. White Dragon (Oolong) – oolong is known for its weight control property. this one is very nice to drink with sort of a sweet milk fragrance. Addictive stuff. If a tea shop doesn’t have an oolong, I would double-think whether they know their tea.
  10. Jasmine Dragon Pearls (White) – packed with antioxidants, these delicate handmade white tea pears have a similar taste to Jasmine green tea (but much lighter). Easy to carry to work. White tea is expensive, but has a fairly devoted following.

As always, we suggest you to look at your clientele and target the tea to your specific market, rather than just go for the popular!

Start with a range that you are already drinking, as they would be easier for you to talk to your customers about. If you never drink herbal, it is hard for you initially, at least, to convince someone else to drink it.

 

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Iced tea

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iced-lemon-tea2Q: I am not a fan of hot tea, but I really enjoy iced tea. Could you please recommend some teas which are ideally suited for making iced tea? Do you have any teas that are specially blended for iced tea? Thanks.

A: Thank you for your email. Essentially any tea can be made into an iced tea. It is a matter of personal preference to you like iced.

Generally speaking, most people prefer fruitier tea for iced tea, so Berry Fairy, Amore, Strawberry cream are pretty nice choices. Black tea – Lemon n Lime, Citrus Amber; green tea – Aussie Green, Green tea with Jasmine, Hula Girl are some other choices.

If you are more keen of the kind of “southern US” kind of iced tea, then any plain black tea can do the trick, but I would recommend Ceylon Classic OP for its clarity and aroma, or lower tannin Chinese blacks such as Keemun and Lychee Red black tea.

Hope there is some “food” for thought there for you 🙂