Canadian Vending

Tea and ready-to-drink tea market strong: report

January 9, 2017
By Canadian Vending

Rockville, MD – The U.S. tea market continues to enjoy mass appeal, in part because of new products that emphasize tea’s functionality, says a report from research firm Packaged Facts.

The category’s performance in the last couple of years, particularly in ready-to-drink segments, has shown the strong durability of the market.

Tea is experiencing growth, impacted by such factors as an interest in tea culture at food service; new products that emphasize tea’s functionality; trends towards premium and specialized products in bagged, loose and ready-to-drink tea; and Starbucks’ push into ready-to-drink tea through its partnership with Anheuser-Busch, the company said in a news release.

The sixth edition of Packaged Facts’ report “Tea and Ready-to-Drink Tea: U.S. Retail Market” focuses on the dynamic market for packaged tea, particularly with respect to the impact of product, marketing, and consumer trends.


The report provides market size and growth projections for tea, and features the results of an exclusive consumer survey of tea drinkers’ tendencies, preferences, and purchase influences. It is available here.