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Tea Bag Packaging Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2025

Tea Bag Packaging Market Research Report: Information, by Tea Bag Type (Single Chamber, Double Chamber), by Outer Paper Envelope (Naked Bags, Crimped, Heat-Sealed), by Application (Green Tea, Black Tea) by Filter Type (Paper with PLA Fiber, Paper with Plastic Fiber Paper, Non-Woven Fabric Made of Plastic, Non-Woven Fabric, and Pure Paper), Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa) - Forecast till 2025

ID: MRFR/PNT/9331-CR | April 2022 | Region: Global | 186 pages

Tea Bag Packaging Market Forecast


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.


Market Overview:


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.


Market Dynamics


Drivers


  • Awareness regarding the health benefits of tea consumption


Tea, especially green tea, which originated in China, is often considered to be good for health. Tea contains substances that can lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. According to the FAO Intergovernmental Group (IGG), the consumption of tea has become a part of a healthy diet as the beverage possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and aids in weight loss. The increasing awareness and benefits of tea over carbonated beverages has also become one of the significant factors influencing consumers to choose tea over fizzy drinks and preserved beverages.

  • Rising per capita disposable income in developing countries


Restraints


  • High machinery costs


The costs associated with the manufacturing of tea bags are high and, therefore, demand significant initial investments by the OEMs. This results in increased operational costs for teabag manufacturers and tea providers. Often, the purchase of machinery becomes a less profitable option for these manufacturers, which prompts them to lease or buy refurbished packaging machinery from the manufacturers of packaging machinery. Thus, high machinery costs are expected to restrict the growth of the global tea bag packaging machinery during the forecast period.

Opportunity


  • Shifting preference towards plastic-free tea bags


Teabag manufacturers generally use polypropylene, a plastic polymer, to seal tea bags. When these tea bags are dipped in hot liquids and brewed, the plastic melts and sheds approximately 11.6 billion microplastics in the cup. Moreover, the material used for packaging tea bags is difficult to recycle and usually end up in landfills. The consumption of such toxic substances is not advisable since the frequent consumption of such substances can harm human health. Hence, due to such factors and changing consumer inclination towards the consumption of organic and environment-friendly products has encouraged teabag manufacturers to develop innovative bio-degradable tea bags.

Segment Overview:


By Tea Bag Type


  • Single Chamber


Single chamber tea bags are designed to infuse from both sides, which helps maintain the consistency of tea infused in the water. This type of packaging enables the tea bag manufacturers to pack more tea bags in a single container. Single chamber tea bags are easier to manufacture and fill tea contents in the bag helping them save on the cost of manufacturing tea bags. Single chamber tea bags can be produced in naked, crimped, and hot-sealed outer packaging envelopes. Single chamber tea bags contain less tea as compared to double chamber packaging for similar tea bag dimensions.

  • Double Chamber


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.


By Outer Paper Envelop


  • Naked Bag


Naked bags are the most popular type of tea bags available in the market. Most of the common green tea, and black tea is packed in naked bags to avoid additional cost to manufacturers and consumers. Naked tea bags are horizontally stacked in a larger carboard box usually in a pack of 25, 50, or even 100 bags. The greater number of tea bags in a box results in less overall cost of the tea. Naked tea bags are often available in single chamber or double chamber packaging attached to a string.

  • Crimped


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.



  • Heat-Sealed


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.


By Application


  • Green Tea


Green tea is one of the fastest growing segments in the tea and beverage industry. Most of the green tea offered in market is packaged in double chamber tea bags. There are various flavors of green tea offered in the market, including lemon and honey, vanilla, and aloe vera. Green tea usually comes with highly attractive packaging, which also serves as a medium of spreading awareness about green tea owing to its medicinal properties. Green tea is mostly available in crimped and heat-sealed packaging, which helps preserve the aroma and freshness of the tea. Due to the rising awareness among the consumers about the health benefits of green tea, its demand has increased, resulting in a higher demand for efficient green tea bags packaging.

  • Black Tea


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.


By Filter Type


  • Paper with PLA Fiber


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


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


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


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


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.


Regional Analysis


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


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


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.


Competitive Landscape


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.


Key Players


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.


Recent Developments



  • In December 2019, Tetley launched ethnic range of tea bags in UK with Tetley masala, Tetley elaichi (Cardamom) and Tetley ginger flavors. These Indian flavored tea bags are launched by aiming at the South Asian people living in the UK and Europe

  • In October 2019, Dilmah developed Dilmah premium luxury leaf tea bags which are made from bio-based (corn starch) PLA material from high-quality products in Japan.

  • In May 2019, Lipton opened two new tea packaging factories in Qatar for supplying to growing local markets.


Report Overview


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.


Market Segmentation


Global Tea Bag Packaging Market, by Tea Bag Type



  • Single Chamber

  • Double Chamber


Global Tea Bag Packaging Market, by Outer Paper Envelop



  • Naked Bags

  • Crimped

  • Heat-Sealed


Global Tea Bag Packaging Market, by Application



  • Green Tea

  • Black Tea


Global Tea Bag Packaging Market, by Filter Type



  • Paper with PLA Fiber

  • Paper with Plastic Fiber Paper

  • Non-Woven Fabric Made of Plastic

  • Non-Woven Fabric

  • Pure Paper


Global Tea Bag Packaging Market, by Region



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Russia

    • Poland

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • India

    • China

    • Southeast Asia

    • Japan

    • South Korea



  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

    • Middle East & Africa

    • UAE

    • Saudi Arabia

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa



  • South America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of South America





Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2025: USD 9,205.7 million
  CAGR   4.85%
  Base Year   2018
  Forecast Period   2016-2025
  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   â€¢ Shifting preference towards plastic-free tea bags
  Key Market Drivers   â€¢ Awareness regarding the health benefits of tea consumption • Rising per capita disposable income in developing countries


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