Herbal tea continues to grow in popularity and supplying it is a great way to make your coffeehouse or restaurant stand apart. While your competitors may only offer a few basic types of tea, you can indulge your customers with their favorite herbals--and help them discover new varieties they'll return for again and again.
Unlike black or green tea, herb tea is created from any plant except the tea plant (Camellia sinensis), usually by pouring boiling water over the plant parts (fresh or dried flowers, leaves, seeds or roots). In addition to tasting great, natural herbal tea has long been used for medicinal purposes. For example, some herb tea is said to relax or energize drinkers. In order to offer your customers a great assortment of herbal teas:
1. Discover trusted tea distributors who sell herbal tea wholesale.
2. Buy herbal teas, ordering samples to quality test yourself.
3. Promote your line of gourmet herb tea to your customers.
Select a herbal tea distributor specializing in herbal teasHerbal tea distributors--not just companies specializing in black tea and offering herb tea on the side--will offer the highest quality and best selection. For practical purposes, choose teas in tea bags, unless you'll be selling tea to serious tea drinkers.
Showcase herb tea accessories to increase profitsHerbal tea lends itself to an array of "go with" accessories that can increase sales and profits. Have fun! Unusual and intriguing accessories are more likely to encourage your customers to try something new.
Store your herbal tea properlyPlease your customers even more by ensuring your herbal tea selection stays fresh. Store teas in double-lidded, airtight canisters kept out of the sun in a cool, but not damp, location.
- In the summer months, make your herbal tea business stand out by offering iced herbal tea to your customers. Brew as you normally would, but use an extra tea bag or rounded (instead of level) spoonfuls of leaves. When the tea is room temperature, ice it.