Australia is a nation of tea drinkers. Or to be more precise, almost half of the population is. Research by Roy Morgan revealed that 47.6% of Australians drink tea. Predictably, the largest group of tea drinkers are Baby Boomers (61.1%) but surprisingly, 32.3% of Generation Z (born between 1991 – 2005) drink hot tea. In fact, Gen Z are more likely to drink hot tea than coffee or hot chocolate.
But there is also another trend towards functional formulations that is set to shake up consumer perception and interest in tea. Research by Mintel revealed that consumers will be looking for more functional beverages to help with overall wellbeing – specifically, focus and relaxation.
By their very nature, many teas are functional without even trying. Consider the restful properties of chamomile tea, the digestive benefits of peppermint tea or the antioxidants in a cup of green tea.
Tea ticks multiple boxes for consumers. It is accessible, affordable and increasingly, as tea manufacturers become more adventurous in how they embrace healthful herbs in their tea blends, it leans into the growing functional beverage category.
At Unique Health Products we have an extensive range of premium, wholesale tea brands and products. With World Tea Day just around the corner on 21 May, expand your tea offering and get your customers excited about the possibilities of the humble cuppa.
Buddha Teas use organic and wild harvested ingredients to keep the range of teas as natural as possible. The teas were inspired by founder, John Boyd’s, interest in the use of herbs as alternative medicine. From single-ingredient organic herbal teas, such as Ashwagandha or Elderberry to organic herbal blends, including Zen Cleanse Blend and Sleepy Temple Blend, all of the teas are packaged in bleach-free tea bags inside 100% recyclable cartons.
Inspired by ancient Ayurvedic healing philosophy, the extensive Yogi Tea range of tea blends combine the health benefits of herbs with flavours distinct to the Yogi Tea brand. Each of the blends in the range is developed with intention to support both mind and body, using the finest spices and botanicals from around the globe. From the on-trend Echinacea Immune Support to Comforting Chamomile, Yogi Tea is committed to sustainability and responsible sourcing.
The vegan-friendly teas from Your Tea use traditional Chinese herbal ingredients to create blends targeted at a particular functional aim. From Energy to mood (Happy), Sleep, and digestion (Antioxidant; Grumpy Gut), the teas are designed for mind, body and soul. Your Tea has a fair-trade supply chain and uses consumer demand to drive new product innovation.
MINISTRY OF TEA
Using the best-quality, organic ingredients, Ministry of Tea is on a mission to provide consumers with a cracking cuppa, every time. From the classic English Breakfast to the Moroccan Mint Tea and Herbal Infusions, such as Lemon & Ginger or Spicy Liquorice, every box of Ministry of Tea is beautifully packaged with a competitive price point.
With both Herbal Tea Bags and Loose Leaf Teas, Kintra Foods is one of the last local Australian tea manufacturers. Every tea in the range is developed with a purpose. Whether it is to Calm & Relax, Detox & Cleanse or help with Sleep, Immunity or Energy, Kintra Foods is committed to ethically sourcing materials and minimising their impact on the environment.
Byron Chai has been brewing Chai tea since 1996. The popular Indian Spiced Tea blend is made with caffeinated black tea and finely ground spices including ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, coriander seed, fennel seed, star anise and cloves and is popular with health-conscious consumers.
Available in both loose leaf and tea bag varieties, Egyptian Red is a premium grade Hibiscus Sabdariffa, grown in the silt rich soil of upper Egypt. It is reported that Hibiscus Sabdariffa was the preferred drink of the pharaohs for its health benefits. Egyptian Red is 100% organic and free from pesticides, herbicides, artificial and chemical fertilizers.
Sourced directly from the lush hills of Kyoto, Japan, Matcha Maiden Matcha Green Tea Powder is certified organic and naturally gluten free. The vegan-friendly, 100% pure, stone-ground blend is a premium quality tea that offers many potential benefits for immunity, metabolism and general wellbeing.
Planet Organic uses certified organic ingredients, grown as nature intended. With a heavy focus on their environmental impact, they value quality and flavour, ethically sourced ingredients and choosing sustainable packaging wherever possible. The range includes both Herbal Tea Bags and Loose Leaf Teas featuring herbs such as Oolong, Nettle, Lemon Balm and Ginger, among many others.
Made from naturally-grown, roasted dandelion root, Symington’s Dandelion Tea is delicious – and caffeine free! Dandelion is rich in vitamins and minerals and may aid digestion. Dandelion has been used all over the world for centuries to treat a variety of health concerns and is still popular in modern herbal medicine.
THE FRESH CHAI CO.
The range of fair-trade and organic Chai from The Fresh Chai Co. includes Honey Soaked Chai and Fresh Sticky Chai in a variety of Caffeine Free, Chocolate, Vegan and Golden Turmeric blends. Ethically sourced to minimise food miles and lovingly crafted, The Fresh Chai Co. is committed to creating products that are good for people and the planet.
EXTENSIVE WHOLESALE TEA RANGE
You can purchase each of these wholesale tea products and ranges from us at Unique Health Products. We proudly distribute these leading tea brands and many more organic and fair-trade products to retailers right across Australia. You can order online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you are new to Unique you can register an account here.