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Tea Processing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Tea Processing Market Research Report | SIC C10.831 | Oct 2016

In hot water: Revenue is expected to contract as black tea consumption continues to decline

The Tea Processing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate Ltd Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate Ltd market share
R Twining and Company Limited R Twining and Company Limited market share
Tata Global Beverages Ltd Tata Global Beverages Ltd market share
Typhoo Tea Ltd Typhoo Tea Ltd market share
Unilever plc Unilever plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£735m
Annual Growth 12-17
-3.0%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
2,348
Businesses
16
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Tea is a distinctly British beverage and more than 60 billion cups of tea are consumed per year in the United Kingdom alone. Britons are among the world's biggest tea consumers, with over 1,200 varieties to choose from. Most of the tea consumed in the United Kingdom is black tea, made primarily from a blend of East African and South Asian tea leaves. Since very little tea is grown in the United Kingdom, the industry is highly dependent on global supplies, which are affected by the weather, crop diseases, domestic political situations and other external factors. The industry is dominated by multinational giants like Unilever and Tata Global Beverages, which are vertically integrated and boast a strong portfolio of brands such as Tetley, PG Tips and Lipton... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The tea plant is an evergreen, tropical plant from the Camellia family with shiny green pointed leaves and was originally indigenous to both China and India. Black tea, green tea, white tea, yellow tea, oolong and pu-erh tea are all harvested from two different varieties of Camellia sinensis but are processed differently to attain varying levels of oxidation. The taste of tea is influenced by a multitude of factors, including elevation, soil quality, wind conditions and the quality of the plucking. In the United Kingdom, the main types of tea are black, green and flavoured. Approximately 96% of the tea sold domestically is packaged in tea bags, although there are some brands that offer loose-leaf varieties.

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What is the Tea Processing Industry?

Establishments in this industry process and blend tea. They also manufacture extracts and preparations based on tea, in addition to packing tea in teabags and producing infused teas. Iced tea is not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Black teaGreen teaFlavoured and herbal teas
 
Industry Activities
Processing and blending teaFormulating tea extracts and preparations Producing infused teas


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