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Looking For a Great Niche? Dropship Tea!

 
dropship teaAnyone in the market for a great niche with the potential for handsome profits shop consider this suggestion: dropship tea!

Tea is a hot niche!

Actually, although cold tea is a good performer, hot tea really is hot---as in popular---and you might be surprised how many people all around the world are sipping cups of hot tea of one kind or another.

Tea is nothing new, of course, having been around for thousands of years. Although some parts of the world were big hot tea drinkers when the US wasn’t into it all that much, nowadays Americans are closing the gap and catching up with other big tea drinking countries.

There are so many different types of tea to choose from if you decide to dropship tea.

Types of Tea


Technically speaking, tea is classified into six main types:

  • White
  • Yellow
  • Oolong
  • Green
  • Black
  • Post Fermented

Within these six main types is an almost endless variety of flavors, sub-types and so on. Here are just a few of the varieties of tea that would be fantastic sellers for you in a home business:

  • Herbal Teas
  • Fruit Teas
  • Medicinal Teas
  • Breakfast Teas
  • White Tea
  • And More

Benefits of Tea


One reason tea has really caught on the past several years is that more and more is being learned about its therapeutic benefits. For instance, just look at some of the wonderful things green tea has been show to do for your health:


  • Fight cancer
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Fight heart disease
  • Burn fat
  • Ward off dementia
  • Prevent diabetes
  • Prevent strokes

Green tea's antioxidants, called catechins, scavenge for free radicals that can damage DNA and contribute to cancer, blood clots, and atherosclerosis.
Source: WebMD

That’s only one type of tea! The others, such as medicinal teas like chamomile, are widely used for health purposes and many folks swear by their healing properties.

Tea Sales Stats

If you are wondering how tea sales are doing, take a look at these stats:

  • There are 519 million pounds of tea imported into the US annually
  • 1.42 million pounds of tea are consumed in the US every day
  • 2 billion men and women drink tea every morning
  • $15 billion in projected tea sales in the US for 2012
Source: StatisticBrain

Obviously, you would not lack for potential customers if you opt to dropship tea in an online business!

Check this out from the New York Times if you want to learn more about the market for tea:

The global economic crisis may have damped the appetite for high-end goods, but one small daily luxury — gourmet tea— has been posting surprisingly strong sales, prompting some tea brands to consider expanding around the world.

“There is definitely no crisis when it comes down to gourmet tea; our sales have been increasing every year by 15 to 25 percent ever since we started in 1987,” said François-Xavier Delmas, founder and chief executive of Le Palais des Thés in Paris.

“Demand for quality products has remained strong,” said Mark Daley, chief executive of Dean & DeLuca, a gourmet retailer based in the United States. “People are enjoying more time together, more time sharing with friends, more time home entertaining.”

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, world tea consumption increased to 3.75 million tons in 2007 from 2.95 million tons in 2003, the latest available data.

“The growth in the number of specialty tearooms in the U.S., which is estimated to total over 2,600, has further stimulated demand for gourmet and specialty tea products,” IBISWorld wrote in a research note. “Similar to cafes, these establishments are changing the landscape of tea consumption to become a more social occasion.”

So, there can be no doubt whatsoever that this is a wide open niche with plenty of opportunity for a hungry ecommerce entrepreneur, so dropship tea and build yourself a thriving home business!

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