Specialty Tea Market

Specialty Tea Market Size by Application (Residential and Commercial), Regions, Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2024 to 2033

Base Year: 2023 Historical Data: 2020-22
  • Report ID: TBI-14454
  • Published Date: Jun, 2024
  • Pages: 239
  • Category: Food & Beverages
  • Format: PDF
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The global specialty tea market was valued at USD 6 billion in 2023 and grew at a CAGR of 6% from 2024 to 2033. The market is expected to reach USD 10.74 billion by 2033. The increasing disposable income of consumers will drive the growth of the global specialty tea market.

Market Introduction:

Specialty tea are premium products and they represent luxury. They are the best and the most high-end products of the tea market. they offer an experience to the consumer through their distinct sense of aroma, taste and other variables that speak for its premium nature. They have a touch of craftsmanship to them. they are not mass products and are meticulously crafted through handpicking variables. they are distinctly cultivated, harvested and processed to make them stand out from their commercially cheaper counterparts. They are marketed as a story and experience with details about their cultivation from soil to craftsmen who brewed them. the known examples of specialty that have garnered attention of the masses in recent times is Darjeeling tea from India, Matcha from Japan, Oolong and Pu-erh from China. They offer a diverse palette of taste, texture and aroma. They are known to have health benefits as well. they have antioxidant and bioactive compounds which offers long term health benefits and have therapeutic properties. the historical and cultural significance of tea in several cultures worldwide offer a vast market for specialty tea.

Specialty Tea Market Size

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Recent Development
  • A new specialty coffee chain called Daku Coffee was introduced by the London-based bubble tea firm Mooboo. A roastery dedicated to the "art and science of coffee roasting" will be located within the High Street Kensington store. According to Mooboo, this is a "ground-breaking concept hitting the UK for the first time." 

Market Dynamics:


The increasing disposable income of consumers – The rapid economic growth has increased the per capita income of consumers which has contributed to a surge in disposable income of consumers. the rapid urbanization and lifestyle choices of consumers has led to increased spending on premium products and experiences as it given consumers a sense of luxury, instant gratification and illusion of high social status. This combined with the increased awareness of specialty tea products given the sophisticated marketing strategies of manufacturers has contribute to an increased demand for specialty tea globally. the population is aware about the different varieties of specialty tea and they are inclined to spend on these premium products as they gravitate towards experimentation. The readily available nature of these products has increased their accessibility which further augments the market’s growth. therefore, the increasing disposable income of consumers will contribute to the market’s demand and growth.


The competitive market landscape the proliferation of social media has led to the spread of too much information with too many brands and products vying the attention of consumers. the competitive landscape shrinks the space for individual brands as consumers are overwhelmed with choices. therefore, these brands need to cash out more money for marketing campaigns to gain an advantage. This takes a toll on their budget outlays and contribute to lesser profits which might lead to increase in prices and reduced market space. They need to innovate, introduce new flavours, designs, experiences, distinctive marketing to increase sales, all of which increases costs without translating into an equal share of increase in market share. The space is further reduced as alternative beverages like coffee. Therefore, the competitive market landscape will limit the market’s growth.


Social media marketing, collaborations and partnerships – Social-media has become inseparable parts of majority of the populations. These platforms let brands connect with users on a personal level, increasing brand visibility, customer engagement and convert them into sales. The increasing number of social media influencers and brand partnerships and collaborations increase visibility and contribute to the market’s growth. the increasing number of events with several engaging activities highlighting the brands and their products, its features, uniqueness and other information are marketed by invent influencers and encouraging them to show them across their social media platforms. Therefore, the increasing social media marketing, collaborations and partnerships will augment the market’s growth during the forecast period.

Regional segmentation analysis:

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. Asia Pacific emerged as the most significant global specialty tea market, with a 42% market revenue share in 2023.

Tea has a historical and cultural significance in the Asia-Pacific region with countries like India, China, Japan, Nepal and Bhutan having their own varieties of teas with its own unique consumption habits. Tea is an inalienable part of the populace in this region. consumers in the region are always on the lookout for new flavours and experiences when it comes to tea. All of which positively influences the specialty tea market. the countries in the region have well-established tea plantation with seamless supply chain that facilitates smooth processing and distribution of tea products leading to a well-oiled machine that contribute to the region’s dominance in the global market. the increasing disposable income of consumers also augments the market’s growth.

Asia Pacific Region Specialty Tea Market Share in 2023 - 42%



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  • Dr. Temin Payum, an associate professor at Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNC) in the East Siang district, created "herbal healing tea" to treat a variety of illnesses. The rhizome and leaves of black turmeric (Curcuma caesia), a seasonal plant that is abandoned and found in natural flora, were used by him to produce the specialty tea. He asserts that a variety of overlooked herbs that are present in the environment can be utilized to treat common illnesses including the common cold, cough, asthma, fever, gastritis, acidity, and other digestive issues, as well as cancer.
Application Segment Analysis

The application segment is divided into residential and commercial. The residential segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 62% in 2023. Residential consumption enables more freedom with the kind of tea one would like to consumer according to their personal tastes and preferences. The readily available and accessible nature of specialty tea also facilitates greater residential consumption as these products are present in nearby supermarkets, hypermarkets and retail stores. furthermore, the growing presence on online retail is also augmenting residential consumption. The cultural significance of tea in most households globally also augments the residential segment. The increasing ownership of smartphones and users of social media also contribute to the market’s dominance as it increases brand engagement, visibility and sales through social media apps.

  • The World of Tea pilot program, an innovative new tea collection designed to stimulate American consumers' growing interest in and consumption of tea beverages, was introduced by the venerable specialty coffee and tea brand The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's World of Tea line expands on its wide selection of core teas by offering inventive takes on traditional blends, introducing customers to a myriad of new tastes and sensations. Additionally, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is adding boba for the first time with this. During the pilot program, the World of Tea Collection will only be accessible at nine locations.
Some of the Key Market Players:
  • Unilever Group
  • The Republic of Tea
  • The Hain Celestial Group Inc.
  • Tata Consumer Products Ltd.
  • Nestle SA
  • ITO EN Ltd.
  • Harney & Sons Fine Teas
  • Dilmah Ceylon Tea Co. Plc
  • Barrys Tea
  • Associated British Foods Plc

Report Description:

Attribute Description
Market Size Revenue (USD Billion)
Market size value in 2023 USD 6 Billion
Market size value in 2033 USD 10.74 Billion
CAGR (2024 to 2033) 6%
Historical data 2020-2022
Base Year 2023
Forecast 2024-2033
Region The regions analyzed for the market are Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, North America, and Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, the regions are further analyzed at the country level.
Segments Application

Frequesntly Asked Questions

As per The Brainy Insights, the size of the global specialty tea market was valued at USD 6 billion in 2023 to USD 10.74 billion by 2033.

Global specialty tea market is growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period 2024-2033.

The market's growth will be influenced by the increasing disposable income of consumers.

The competitive market landscape could hamper the market growth.

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This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2033. The Brainy Insights has segmented the global specialty tea market based on below mentioned segments:

Global Specialty Tea Market by Application:

  • Residential
  • Commercial

Global Specialty Tea Market by Region:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
  • South America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa  
    • UAE
    • South Africa


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