ID: MRFR/PNT/9331-CR | April 2022 | Region: Global | 186 pages
The global tea bag packaging market is expected to reach USD 9,205.7 million by 2025 and register a CAGR of 4.85% during the forecast period of 2016 to 2025.
The growth of the global tea bag packaging market is expected to be driven by factors such as the awareness regarding the health benefits of tea consumption and rising per capita disposable income in developing countries. Moreover, the shifting preference towards plastic-free tea bags is expected to create opportunities for players operating in the global tea bag packaging market during the forecast period. However, high machinery costs might hamper the growth of the global market.
Double chamber tea bags have two compartments filled with tea content. Double chamber tea bags are folded in such a way that it eliminates the need to glue or fix the sides of the tea bag. A single sheet of paper or non-woven fabric is used to fold and pack the tea bag, which is sealed at the top attached to a string. The two-compartment structure is designed to enable efficient circulation of water inside tea bag while infusing and dipping by allowing more room for tea content to move inside the bag. Double chamber tea bag packaging also retains the aroma and freshness of the tea better than single chamber tea bags. However, the complexity of designing double chamber tea bag is more than that of single chamber tea bag.
Crimped outer envelopes have a similar structure to that of a heat-sealed envelope. However, the only difference is in the material used and folding technique. Crimped envelopes generally use paper and food-grade plastic material and are folded in a way to depict an envelope. The crimping method ensures reliable formation and quality of tea bags.
The heat-sealed tea bag outer envelope is designed to maintain the aroma and freshness of the tea. The individual tea bag is heat-sealed from the sides to prevent from any outer damage or exposure. Heat-sealed tea bag outer envelope is often among the costliest of the available tea bags. It generally uses paper, eco-friendly vinyl, and thermoformed plastic material. These envelopes also display the necessary information about the contents of package, directions of use, and net weight.
The demand for black tea has witnessed a significant growth in the recent decade. However, the rate of demand for black tea in comparison with green tea is expected to be less, owing to the increasing consumption of green tea among people of all ages. Black tea is highly popular among the urban population and working professionals. Black tea on a larger scale is sold in lose packaging which hampers the growth of tea bag packaging market for black tea up to a certain extent. However, the loose black tea loses its freshness as it comes in direct contact with air when package is open. Most of the available black tea bags in the market are naked bags as it costs lesser than green tea.
Paper with PLA fiber is a biopolymer made using maize starch, which has recently started being used as an alternative to paper to be used as packaging material for tea bags. PLA breaks down into water and carbon dioxide when discarded. It replaces the use of plastic for tea bag packaging. Due to the growing plastic-free movement spreading awareness among the consumers, PLA Fiber is gaining traction to be used as a biodegradable packaging material. Several countries in Europe have started fining manufacturers for use of non-PLA materials.
Paper with plastic fiber paper is also known as compostable & oil-based tea bag. The manufacturing companies are invested in the development of paper with plastic fiber paper filter type in the tea bag packaging to meet the need requirement from the local government and industry associations. However, the cost of the material is expected to slow down the market growth during the forecast period.
Non-woven fabric made of plastic are made or 15 to 35% of non-biodegradable residual plastics. The companies are widely using the material in the manufacturing of filter owing to the meet the industry standards. The growth in the demand for the black tea and green tea are primarily drives the market growth for the non-woven fabric made of plastic in the global market.
Non-woven fabric is a popular packaging filter material owing to its unique and creative design of tea bags. Non-woven tea bag filters are non-flammable, light, and moisture-proof bags that can be easily decomposed. Non-woven fabric tea bags do not release toxic substances while brewing. Manufacturing of non-woven fabric is one of the cheapest solutions for the manufacturers. The fibers used in non-woven fabric are arranged in form of a network, and later, are fixed using chemical or heat-sealed.
Pure Paper-based filter bags are in the growth stage and witness’s advancement from the manufacturers for packaging. The use of plastic in tea bag packaging is banned in several European countries and other parts of world. This mainly influence the demand for the pure paper filter in the tea bag packaging. The some of the manufacturers that produce complete paper-based tea bags are Abel & Cole, Clipper, Pukka Herbs, and Teapigs, among others.
The global tea bag packaging market has been segmented, on the basis of region, into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America.
North America holds the third position in the global tea bag packaging market. According to TeaUSA, tea is one of the widely consumed beverages in the region. In 2018, the population in the region consumed more than 84 billion servings of tea. Additionally, more than 84% of the black tea was consumed in 2018 in the region followed by 15% green tea and 1% others. The increasing demand for different flavours of tea is one of the key factors driving the market in the region. Additionally, the rising awareness regarding the benefits that help manage heart problems, cancer, and weight also fuel the growth of the market. Moreover, the portability of tea bags also attracts the consumers toward the use of tea bags.
Europe holds the second position in the global tea bag packaging market. Europe is one of the regions where tea is a widely consumed beverage next to water. According to the European Coffee Federation (ECF), the total tea imported into the region was 228,869.10 tons in 2018. In addition, the growing demand for lightweight and easily transportable packaging raises the demand for market. The region has been segmented into the UK, Germany, France, Poland, Russia, and the rest of Europe.
The global market is highly competitive market owing to the presence of a number of companies. Additionally, the global tea bag packaging market is fragmented. The companies in the market are focused on product development to meet the industry standard for the plastic-free tea bags. The companies are heavily investing in the development and adoption of eco-friendly materials through long-term collaboration with raw material suppliers and distributors in the global market.
The prominent players in the global tea bag packaging market are R. Twining and Company Limited (UK), Harney & Sons Fine Teas (US), Celestial Seasonings, Inc (US), Unilever PLC (UK), Tetley (UK), Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company Plc (Sri Lanka), Bigelow Tea (US), F.T. Short Limited (UK), Yorkshire Tea (UK), and Fate House Pte Ltd (Singapore) among others.
The study covers the existing short-term and long-term market effects, helping decision-makers draft short-term and long-term plans for businesses by region. The report covers major regions in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. The report analyzes market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, Porter's Five Forces, and supply chain analysis.
Global Tea Bag Packaging Market, by Tea Bag Type
Global Tea Bag Packaging Market, by Outer Paper Envelop
Global Tea Bag Packaging Market, by Application
Global Tea Bag Packaging Market, by Filter Type
Global Tea Bag Packaging Market, by Region
|Market Size||2025: USD 9,205.7 million|
|Historical Data||2016 & 2017|
|Forecast Units||Value (USD Million)|
|Report Coverage||Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends|
|Segments Covered||Tea Bag Type, Outer Paper Envelop, Application, Filter Type, and Region|
|Geographies Covered||North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America|
|Key Vendors||R. Twining and Company Limited (UK), Harney & Sons Fine Teas (US), Celestial Seasonings, Inc (US), Unilever PLC (UK), Tetley (UK), Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company Plc (Sri Lanka), Bigelow Tea (US), F.T. Short Limited (UK), Yorkshire Tea (UK), and Fate House Pte Ltd (Singapore)|
|Key Market Opportunities||• Shifting preference towards plastic-free tea bags|
|Key Market Drivers||• Awareness regarding the health benefits of tea consumption • Rising per capita disposable income in developing countries|