Herbal Tea

Herbal Tea Market by Type (Black Tea, Green Tea, Yellow Tea), Packaging Type (Carton Packs, Herbal Tea Bags, Herbal Tea Paper Pouches), Form, Flavor, Distribution Channel - Global Forecast 2024-2030

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[184 Pages Report] The Herbal Tea Market size was estimated at USD 14.03 billion in 2023 and expected to reach USD 14.77 billion in 2024, at a CAGR 5.34% to reach USD 20.21 billion by 2030.

Herbal Tea Market
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Herbal tea is made from the infusion or decoction of herbs, spices, or other plant materials in hot water. Unlike traditional teas brewed from the camellia sinensis plant, herbal teas do not generally contain caffeine. They are known for their varied flavors, scents, and purported health benefits, ranging from relaxing and soothing to digestive and immune system support. Herbal teas are widely consumed for their health benefits, flavors, and natural remedies for ailments such as colds, insomnia, and digestion. The primary consumers range from health-conscious individuals to those seeking herbal alternatives for relaxation and wellness. The market serves various end-users, including residential, cafes, restaurants, and wellness industries. The scope of the herbal tea market includes the cultivation and sourcing of herbal ingredients, production and packaging of herbal tea products, and distribution and retail across various platforms ranging from supermarkets to health stores and online outlets. Influential growth factors include a rising health-conscious consumer population, growing preference for natural and organic products, increasing popularity of wellness and self-care trends, and the increasing accessibility of herbal teas through various retail channels. Additionally, the integration of herbal teas into the lifestyle and wellness routines of consumers worldwide supports market expansion. However, the adoption of herbal tea is hindered by competition from traditional teas and other beverages, stringent regulations and quality standards for herbal products, and fluctuations in the availability and price of herbal ingredients due to climate change and agricultural issues. On the other hand, a rising focus on sustainable and eco-friendly packaging, strategic partnerships with wellness influencers and lifestyle brands, development of functional herbal teas tailored for specific health benefits, enhanced online presence, and direct-to-consumer sales channels present potential opportunities for the herbal tea market.

Herbal Tea Market - Global Forecast 2024-2030
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Type: Increasing preference for green tea among consumers for weight management

Black tea is known for its strong flavor and higher caffeine content than other teas. It undergoes a complete oxidation process, contributing to its dark color and rich flavor profile. Consumers often prefer black tea for its energizing effect, making it a popular morning beverage. It's also chosen for its potential health benefits, including improving cardiovascular health and reducing cholesterol levels. Green tea is slightly less oxidized than black tea, retaining more of its natural antioxidants. It's known for its delicate flavor and purported health benefits. Green tea is favored for its weight management properties and anti-inflammatory effects, appealing to health-conscious consumers. Yellow tea is known for its rareness and undergoes a unique slow-drying process, resulting in a smooth, mild flavor. It is less well-known than black or green tea but is gaining interest for its unique properties. Enthusiasts and connoisseurs often seek out yellow tea for its rarity and gentle, refreshing taste. It's also chosen for its health benefits, including digestive aid. When comparing black, green, and yellow teas, it's evident that each caters to distinct consumer preferences and needs. Black tea stands out for its robust flavor and energizing properties, making it a staple for many. Green tea is picked for its health benefits, particularly in weight management and anti-inflammatory effects, and is widely consumed worldwide. Although less known, yellow tea is gaining traction among tea connoisseurs for its exceptional taste and health benefits, presenting an interesting niche market opportunity.

Distribution Channel: Rising popularity of eCommerce platforms to purchase herbal tea

The offline distribution channel comprises brick-and-mortar stores such as supermarkets, hypermarkets, specialty stores, and convenience stores. This segment has traditionally dominated the market due to its tactile purchasing experience and the immediate availability of products. Consumers who prefer shopping for herbal teas offline tend to value the physical examination of products, direct consultations, and instant gratification. They seek expert advice on different blends and enjoy the sensory experience of smelling and sometimes tasting teas before purchase. The online distribution channel has seen exponential growth, facilitated by the rise of eCommerce platforms and consumers' increasing comfort with online shopping. This channel includes brand-owned websites, online retailers, and marketplaces. Consumers preferring online channels enjoy the comfort of home delivery, the ability to compare products and prices easily, and access to a vast selection of brands and varieties worldwide. Additionally, the online shopping experience often includes detailed product information, reviews, and ratings, aiding in informed purchasing decisions. The choice between offline and online channels often comes down to consumer preferences for convenience versus experiential shopping. Offline channels offer the benefits of immediate product acquisition and sensory experiences but are typically limited by geographical and stock constraints. On the other hand, online channels provide a more comprehensive selection and the convenience of home delivery but lack the immediacy and tactile experience of offline shopping.

Regional Insights

In the Americas, particularly the United States and Canada, the herbal tea market is experiencing robust growth driven by a surge in health-conscious consumers and the diversification of product offerings. The United States has seen a rise in herbal tea startups utilizing e-commerce to reach niche markets, focusing on wellness trends, such as sleep enhancement and stress reduction. In Canada, sustainability and ethically sourced ingredients are significant factors influencing consumer purchases, alongside an interest in exploring international herbal blends. In South America, the herbal tea market is benefiting from the local tradition of herbal infusion consumption, which has seamlessly integrated these products into daily habits, supporting overall market growth. In the EMEA region, diverse consumer needs and purchasing behaviors are evident. EU countries have shown a profound interest in organic and fair-trade certified products, reflecting a broader societal commitment to environmental and social responsibility. The Middle East presents a growing market characterized by a strong tradition of herbal tea consumption, with investments targeting luxury tea experiences and the health benefits of herbal offerings. Africa's market is emerging with local startups exploring indigenous herbs, underpinned by initiatives to enter global markets while ensuring fair trade practices. The APAC region, particularly China, Japan, and India, has adopted herbal tea due to historical consumption patterns and an increasing awareness of health benefits. In China, herbal tea has been a staple for centuries, with consumers focusing on its medicinal properties. Japan's market is distinguished by its demand for quality and a growing interest in organic varieties. India's market is booming due to traditional Ayurvedic practices, driving consumer preference towards local herbs.

FPNV Positioning Matrix

The FPNV Positioning Matrix is pivotal in evaluating the Herbal Tea Market. It offers a comprehensive assessment of vendors, examining key metrics related to Business Strategy and Product Satisfaction. This in-depth analysis empowers users to make well-informed decisions aligned with their requirements. Based on the evaluation, the vendors are then categorized into four distinct quadrants representing varying levels of success: Forefront (F), Pathfinder (P), Niche (N), or Vital (V).

Market Share Analysis

The Market Share Analysis is a comprehensive tool that provides an insightful and in-depth examination of the current state of vendors in the Herbal Tea Market. By meticulously comparing and analyzing vendor contributions in terms of overall revenue, customer base, and other key metrics, we can offer companies a greater understanding of their performance and the challenges they face when competing for market share. Additionally, this analysis provides valuable insights into the competitive nature of the sector, including factors such as accumulation, fragmentation dominance, and amalgamation traits observed over the base year period studied. With this expanded level of detail, vendors can make more informed decisions and devise effective strategies to gain a competitive edge in the market.

Recent Developments
  • Tata Consumer Acquires Capital Foods, Organic India

    Tata Consumer Products Ltd (TCPL) announced definitive agreements to purchase 100% equity shares of Capital Foods, the entity behind popular brands such as Ching’s Secret and Smith & Jones, alongside acquiring Organic India, known for its organic herbal teas and health supplements. This strategic move aligns with TCPL's objective to diversify its product suite and broaden its market reach, particularly in the swiftly growing segments of non-Indian cuisines and organic health foods. [Published On: 2024-01-13]

  • Bigelow Tea Expands Its Line of Wellness Teas With New Flavour

    Bigelow Tea expanded its Bigelow Benefits wellness tea line by introducing a new flavor, Throat Defense Ginger Honey Lemon Herbal Tea, in the United States. This latest addition is expertly crafted to meet throat care needs, featuring a blend of high-quality, natural ingredients, including ginger, honey, lemon, licorice, and marshmallow root, known for their soothing properties. This launch underscores Bigelow Tea's ongoing commitment to offering functional teas that have contributed positively to consumer health. [Published On: 2023-06-30]

  • Bridge Goodness Pvt Ltd Launches FromBhutan, a Wellness Herbal Tea Brand, with Three New Variants

    FromBhutan, an initiative of Bridge Goodness Pvt Ltd, led by Shailendra Sirikonda, enriches the tea culture by introducing three exotic herbal teas - Soothing Sleep, Hippy Happy, and Gut Goodness, crafted from the premium quality Cordyceps, Sea Berry, and Matsutake mushrooms respectively, sourced from Bhutan’s pristine mountain steps. Emphasizing sustainable, chemical-free farming, these teas blend traditional wisdom with innovative medicinal, dietary, or leisurely flavors. [Published On: 2023-03-06]

Key Company Profiles

The report delves into recent significant developments in the Herbal Tea Market, highlighting leading vendors and their innovative profiles. These include Adagio Teas, Apeejay Surrendra Group, Arbor Teas, Associated British Foods PLC, Bigelow Tea, Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Limited, Buddha’s Herbs, Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company PLC., East West Tea Company, LLC, Global Herbitech, Green Earth Products Pvt. Ltd., Hindustan Unilever Limited, Indigo Herbs Ltd., Martin Bauer GmbH & Co. KG, Mighty Leaf Tea, Mountain Rose Herbs, Nu-Tea Company Ltd., Numi, Inc., ONO TEAS Pvt. Ltd., Shangri-la Tea, Stash Tea Company, Tata Consumer Products Limited, Terra teas, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., The Republic of Tea, Inc., Tielka Pty Ltd., and Vahdam Teas Private Limited.

Market Segmentation & Coverage

This research report categorizes the Herbal Tea Market to forecast the revenues and analyze trends in each of the following sub-markets:

  • Type
    • Black Tea
    • Green Tea
    • Yellow Tea
  • Packaging Type
    • Carton Packs
    • Herbal Tea Bags
    • Herbal Tea Paper Pouches
    • Loose Tea
  • Form
    • Instant Premixes
    • Liquid & Powdered RTD
    • Syrups
  • Flavor
    • Chamomile Herbal Tea
    • Fruit Herbal Tea
    • Ginger Herbal Tea
    • Hibiscus Herbal Tea
    • Lemongrass Herbal Tea
    • Peppermint Herbal Tea
  • Distribution Channel
    • Offline
    • Online

  • Region
    • Americas
      • Argentina
      • Brazil
      • Canada
      • Mexico
      • United States
        • California
        • Florida
        • Illinois
        • New York
        • Ohio
        • Pennsylvania
        • Texas
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Australia
      • China
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Japan
      • Malaysia
      • Philippines
      • Singapore
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Vietnam
    • Europe, Middle East & Africa
      • Denmark
      • Egypt
      • Finland
      • France
      • Germany
      • Israel
      • Italy
      • Netherlands
      • Nigeria
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Qatar
      • Russia
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • Spain
      • Sweden
      • Switzerland
      • Turkey
      • United Arab Emirates
      • United Kingdom

The report offers valuable insights on the following aspects:

  1. Market Penetration: It presents comprehensive information on the market provided by key players.
  2. Market Development: It delves deep into lucrative emerging markets and analyzes the penetration across mature market segments.
  3. Market Diversification: It provides detailed information on new product launches, untapped geographic regions, recent developments, and investments.
  4. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: It conducts an exhaustive assessment of market shares, strategies, products, certifications, regulatory approvals, patent landscape, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players.
  5. Product Development & Innovation: It offers intelligent insights on future technologies, R&D activities, and breakthrough product developments.

The report addresses key questions such as:

  1. What is the market size and forecast of the Herbal Tea Market?
  2. Which products, segments, applications, and areas should one consider investing in over the forecast period in the Herbal Tea Market?
  3. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Herbal Tea Market?
  4. What is the market share of the leading vendors in the Herbal Tea Market?
  5. Which modes and strategic moves are suitable for entering the Herbal Tea Market?

Table of Contents
  1. Preface
  2. Research Methodology
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Market Overview
  5. Market Insights
  6. Herbal Tea Market, by Type
  7. Herbal Tea Market, by Packaging Type
  8. Herbal Tea Market, by Form
  9. Herbal Tea Market, by Flavor
  10. Herbal Tea Market, by Distribution Channel
  11. Americas Herbal Tea Market
  12. Asia-Pacific Herbal Tea Market
  13. Europe, Middle East & Africa Herbal Tea Market
  14. Competitive Landscape
  15. Competitive Portfolio
  16. List of Figures [Total: 26]
  17. List of Tables [Total: 472]
  18. List of Companies Mentioned [Total: 27]
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    Ans. The Global Herbal Tea Market to grow USD 20.21 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 5.34%
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