Tea Bag Making: How to Start a Tea Bag Production Company


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Tea has become a common beverage drank by people especially in the mornings. In many cultures tea drinking is a communal activity.
You find different cultures and countries associated with tea such as China, Japan, India and Russia. Other countries with strong tea traditions include Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, England and France.
The upper class in England and France indulged in tea drinking in the mid 1600s. In England, afternoon tea was made popular by a female aristocrat before becoming common among the less privilege.
The price of tea was astronomical in those days despite the proliferation of Tea houses and lounges. While in China the cultural benefits of tea tradition transcended into medical practice.
Tea was often served as medicine to sick patients. This might be the true origins of today’s herbal tea.
They also had tea houses for the teeming masses. Tea in Japanese culture was more of a traditional ceremony while tea was introduced to India by the British.
The beverage is a common stable in most homes around the world. This fact makes tea a highly profitable venture. There are huge players in the industry so careful planning and production of high quality tea is important.
Health Benefits of Tea
Components within tea are caffeiene, theanine, catechins, minerals and vitamins. The type of tea determines the overall flavor, texture, bitterness or health benefits.
Tea is credited with improved alertness and a languid relaxed feeling. The drink is said to have a few health benefits and nutritional value. Beneficial tea includes herbal tea, black tea, oolong tea, white tea and green tea.
Properties of Green Tea
Properties of green tea include antioxidants, vitamin C, hypoglycemic effect and hypertension inhibit-ant. The major properties are categorized as catechin, vitamin C, vitamin E, fluoride, and calcium.
Other elements are carotene, flavonoids, caffeine, saponins, zinc and polysaccharides.
Major Varieties of Tea
The aroma, taste and appearance of tea are predicated on the plant, and period of harvest. Although tea has a common ancestry in the camellia Sinensis plant it is possible to group them. 
Categories of tea include fermented tea, white tea, green tea, oolong tea and black tea. The tea leaf holds the key to their different characterization.
The level of oxidization impacts on the taste, aroma and color of the tea. Green tea a light bodied and un-oxidized while oolong goes through a semi-oxidization process.  Black tea is fully oxidized and some teas are aged through fermentation.
Write a Tea Bag Making Business Plan
Before launching your enterprise write a tea bag making business plan. Then carry out a feasibility study of your locality.
Study what other tea makers are doing and the top selling tea. You need a mission and vision statement, product, marketing strategy and objective.
Register the Tea Company
Register the business as a sole proprietorship one man company or limited liability entity. Find out the law on sales tax and value added tax. Get a manufacturers license, trade license and business name.
Secure a Location
The location should have factory, storage and administrative areas.  You need vehicles to transport the finished products and raw materials to the factory. A good road network and nearness to your market base reduces transportation costs.
Tea Bag Making Machinery
Purchase a semi automatic tea making machine or fully automated equipment.  Find out the production capacity of the machine, guarantee and maintenance costs.
Hire experienced machine operators to run the production line, purchase sealing machine, filling and bagging equipment. Sweetened Condensed Milk Business
Marketing the Tea Bag
It is most important to brand your product. The product needs a good catchy name, appealing packaging and competitive pricing.
There are many places to sell your tea bags. Common outlets are commercial kitchens, restaurants, tea houses, clubs and hotels.
Sell to wholesalers, retailers and direct sales to supermarkets and small business owners. Create a website and sell your product to the international community.
Use traditional advertisement methods such as printing of flyers, billboards and posters. Create an effective marketing campaign and use lots of commissioned sales representatives.

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