Tea Report Says Industry Is Very 'Hot'

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The Specialty Tea Is “Hot” Report has become the single most important specialized business guidebook for the emerging global specialty tea industry. The new 6th edition of the Specialty Tea Is “Hot” Report presents detailed analysis of the emerging specialty tea industry including key information such as, strategic value propositions, market catalysts, and other critical factors energizing this ultra-hot market. Report contributor SPINS features category-level sales data for tea types and packaging formats sold through natural foods supermarkets and mass-market distribution channels. Additionally, Mintel contributes important coverage of new beverage and non-beverage consumer tea product introductions. The Specialty Tea Is “Hot” Report was the first tea trade report to identify, analyze and quantify chai, organic, white, functional teas, among many other segments within the specialty tea industry.

Seattle-based Sage Group® International, a self-described “specialty tea think tank” has just released the all-new sixth edition of the Specialty Tea Is “Hot” Report™. Sage Group founder Brian Keating notes the increase in consumer interest in health and wellness creates a broad opportunity for the expanding tea market. “America’s 76 million baby boomers view tea as universally friendly for the entire family. This health-conscious demographic is starting to embrace specialty tea culture through brewed beverages, tea-based skincare products and neighborhood cafes. The billions of consumer dollars available for specialty tea purchases between now and 2010 remains significant.” Sage Group was the first market analyst to forecast sales of tea will top $10 billion dollars in 2010.

This specialized report has become the single most popular business guidebook for the emerging global specialty tea industry. According to George Jage, founder of the World Tea Expo™, “The Specialty Tea Is ‘Hot’ Report” has become the must-have industry report for anyone involved with the specialty tea industry.” According to Jage, information derived from the report and presented at World Tea Expo each year highlights the single most popular seminar with his show attendees. The Specialty Tea Is “Hot” Report contains tea industry statistics, technical science and key business development resources. Along with all new and fully updated sections, the report includes the first tea tasting form for standardizing tea assessments in commercial environments such as tea shops or wholesale operations. An in-depth section in the new report from American Forecaster™ Kim Long covers America’s shifting demographic makeup with trend analysis and specialty tea business relevancies.

The new Specialty Tea Is “Hot” Report presents detailed analysis of the emerging specialty tea industry including strategic value propositions, market catalysts, and other critical factors energizing this ultra-hot market. Sales for many types of specialty tea have maintained double-digit growth tracks for the past three years. Coverage also includes the first in-depth breakout of the North American specialty tea supply chain; quantifying brokers, importers, wholesalers, brands, and retailers. Report contributor SPINS (http://www.spins.com) once again features category-level sales data for specialty teas including green, chai, organic and other tea types and packaging formats sold through natural foods supermarkets and mass-market distribution channels.

Within the new Specialty Tea Is “Hot” Report, contributor Mintel (http://www.mintel.com) covers new beverage and non-beverage consumer tea product introductions. In addition, the global researcher provides key findings from Mintel Menu Insights that explores tea expansion within the American foodservice industry. Mintel Menu Insights excerpts within the new tea report provides a detailed look into the tea infusion trends that are appearing on menus across the country.

Sage Group began publishing tea industry reports in 1995 during the first waves of specialty tea industry activity. The Specialty Tea Is “Hot” Report was the first tea trade report to identify, analyze and quantify chai, organic, white, functional teas, among many other segments within the specialty tea industry. A detailed 6th edition Specialty Tea Is “Hot” Report table of contents and ordering information are available at http://www.teareport.com.

About Sage Group® International LLC:

Seattle, Washington based Sage Group operates the world’s first dedicated specialty tea industry think tank. Since 1995 Sage Group has also published a variety of tea industry reports including the new, Specialty Tea Is “Hot” Report™ 6th Edition (previously titled – “Tea Is “Hot” Report’). Sage Group also provides product development, strategic consulting, and business support services to tea and other natural products industry companies worldwide. http://www.teareport.com

About SPINS:

San Francisco-based SPINS was founded in 1995 as the first company to offer Natural Products sales data to the industry. Today, it is the premier provider of industry reporting and consulting services for this rapidly expanding sector. SPINS’ comprehensive offering includes retail measurement services, content-based reporting, consumer information and consulting services. Learn more at http://www.spins.com.

About Mintel:

Mintel is a worldwide leader of competitive media, product and consumer intelligence. For more than 35 years, Mintel has provided key insight into leading global trends. With offices in Chicago, London, Belfast and Sydney, Mintel's innovative product line provides unique data that has a direct impact on client success. For more information on Mintel, please visit their Web site

at http://www.mintel.com.

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