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Background and Trends of the Tea & Spice Industry

Teas and spices are growing components of a kitchen’s basics. They both offer plenty of different uses and flavor profiles, so let’s look into what is most popular for each.


There are plenty of types of teas, however, black tea and green tea remain the most popular with green tea taking the ultimate lead. Following in third, the most popular kind of tea is herbal, likely due to the appeal of their little to no caffeine component as compared to other drinks.

Teas are extremely popular because they have many benefits, each may differ slightly depending on the kind of tea. Some of these benefits include containing antioxidants and minerals (such as potassium, manganese, magnesium, and calcium). Teas are also known to lower cholesterol and help maintain healthy weight loss in individuals. Teas may also help with bloating and skin quality. Due to the large array of benefits, teas have captured the attention of many for different reasons.
When it comes to popular packaging, paperboard is the most popular packaging type due to its unique appearance while loose-leaf tea is the next most popular likely due to its environmentally friendly nature and ability to control the amount used in each cup of tea.

When it comes to the location for the consumption of these teas, teas are most commonly
made at home, however,  they are expected to grow through 2027 in both residential and commercial settings likely due to caffeine consumption increase.


As people become more health-conscious and make more informed decisions on what they consume for food and beverages, many take more time than ever to cook at home which drives the demand for the spice market. Ready-to-use spices have an appeal due to having what you need easily in one place without the need to buy many different individual spices or go through the process of cutting up and drying your own items.

Spices made up 40% of the total revenue in 2019 for global seasoning and spices, with the next most common being herbs and the last being salts & salts substitutes. Herbs have grown in popularity around the world, largely for those incorporating more garlic, parsley, basil, fennel, oregano, and peppermint. Popular spices include pepper, ginger, cinnamon, cumin, and turmeric.

The United States spice and seasoning market is expected to grow to $2.3 billion dollars by the end of 2030.

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