Do you sell tea and think you should expand your tea range?
Want to create a more variety of tea to add choices for your customers?
We have blended a tea specifically for Mothers’ Day and since the special day is fast-approaching, we thought you would like to see a tea concept brought to life.
You can make a limited release or special edition tea. This will help you test a batch and check if the product concept works. If it does fly off the shelf, you can then create more of your special tea blend.
Watch the video as we highlight “Thinking of You“, a special Mothers’ Day special tea.
If you are a tea seller — tea shop, tea boutique, restaurant, cafe, tea business — having thoughts to make your own tea blend, you have reached the right page of our site.
Firstly, we want to say, hello and welcome.
Here in EmpiroTeas, we are seriously passionate about helping other tea sellers.
We help and share the knowledge we have acquired from more than 10 years in the tea business through our newsletter subscriptions and our latest crash course with free one-on-one call, Tea Biz Rockstar.
And we are proud to say that we have received feedback from numerous tea business owners telling us that we are doing a good job at guiding them in their tea business ventures. Hence, we continue to share advice and recommendations here in our site.
On that note, we want to share about how to make your own tea blend, as a game changer in the having a tea selling business.
Is It OK To Make Your Own Tea Blend?
After a while, you start to think of venturing out of the usual Assam, Ceylon, Mint tea, Earl Grey breakfast, Green tea and etc. Although we are not saying that you can’t stick with the great classics, we just want you to be open-minded about exploration of other teas.
That’s why a lot of tea business have gone into this direction as well, after having a few main staples in their tea range.
Is It Easy To Make My Own Tea Blend?
Well, it may seem more complicated than it is. But it is very easy when you know what to do.
And, all you need to do is talk to a trusted quality tea supplier.
Private label tea or custom blended tea is a service we do at Teas.com.au with our tea business partners.
How Do I Conceptualise My Unique Tea Blend?
There are many mays you can build a concept for a tea blend.
Some can have a certain blend in mind borrowed from a favourite existing tea blend. Others think of a benefit they want to get highlight about their tea — antioxidant, detox, etc. It could also be a feel they want with their tea — calming, cooling, refreshing, etc.
Flower Tea a.k.a. floral tea blends*, are infusions that are composed of dried flowers, buds and/or petals. These are mostly non-caffeinated and categorized as herbal because these do not contain Camelia sinensis leaves. They can be blended into green tea, black tea, white tea, oolong tea, puerh to add to the flavor.
These are great to serve to anyone at anytime of the day, even during meals (ei. lunch, dinner, yum cha), afternoon tea or high tea most are non-caffeinated and kid-friendly.
These teas are also great to blend with other tea types to add to the benefits of your brew. Flower tea is usually drank for cooling, relaxing, throat-soothing or their taste that are distinct to other types of tea.
Each one is unique.
In the video below however, we enumerate Chinese flower tea to narrow down the choices you can look at.
These are what we recommend for your tea range because of their uniqueness and simplicity.
Your tea range needs a tea for digestion, a.k.a. digestive tea, for it is one of the top reasons people seek tea. There are a lot of people who drink tea to help them loose weight, improve their metaoblism and relieve them from the feeling of being too full. Oolong tea is what we recommend.
It is a very popular tea just as green tea, and black tea are. It is good to be prepared and ready with a variety of Oolong tea. As for taste and character, it depends on what you want in an Oolong, a Chinese one or a Taiwanese one?
Chinese oolong tends to be stronger. The leaf colour is a good gauge on how strong it tastes, which means the black leaf Wuyi Shui Xian more black tea like.
Taiwanese Wulong, however, tends to be softer and floral. If you like green tea and white tea, then Taiwanese oolong is a must buy to try.
Just remember, oolong is a full leaf tea. Chopped up oolong or with lots of broken leaves are poorer grade.
Below are some of the ones we best recommend of this traditional Chinese tea type.
Just steep tea in very hot water to help them unfurl and brew well in short periods of time.
However, unlike other teas, oolong get better during rebrewing. Now isn’t that an even better reason why one should have a stock of this tea?