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Economics of Tea

It pays to sell luxury tea.

Because of the quality and small quantity needed to brew each cup, loose tea is a high-margin product. Compared to tea-bagged teas, the mark-ups can be huge. In fact, in our experience, switching from teabags to loose tea can double your profits or more.

How to achieve up to 400% profits with loose tea.
Luxury loose leaf tea is a very high-margin product. Here’s how to price and sell it.

Setting the retail price
Cost of your tea per selling weight* x (3.5 – 5 times mark-up**) = Your retail price

* Basis is our 2 kg / 4.4 lb pack
** Dependent upon your location, marketing and clientele


Example in Practice
(Please note we’ve selected a hypothetical price for illustrative purposes.)

Givens:

  1. 2 kg / 4.4 lb pack =  $60.00 (your cost)
  2. This breaks down into 20 retail units (100 g or 3.5 oz selling weight)
  3. Typical consumer serving size = 2.5 g or 0.087 oz
  4. Each 2 kg / 4.4 lb pack will make 800 consumer servings
  5. Each 100 g / 3.5 oz retail pack will make 40 consumer servings 

 
Therefore:

  1. Your cost: ($60.00) / 20 retail units = $ 3.00 per retail unit
  2. Selling price range:
    Low:   $3.00 x 3.5 = $ 10.50        PROFIT:  $ 7.50 / 235%***
    High:  $3.00 x 5.0  = $ 15.00       PROFIT:  $ 12.00 / 400%
     
  3. The cost per cup for your consumer: 
    Low:  $10.50 / 40 =  26 cents per serving
    High: $15.00 / 40 =  37 cents per serving

 
***excluding the price of your packing bag if applicable.

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