About Build a Blend
Since 2002, Build a Blend has led the industry helping brands succeed with the top specialty tea professionals and global suppliers. We develop, supply, and educate the specialty tea market here and abroad. We provide single source and origin contracts of bulk items; the creation of specialty blends of tea, herbs, and botanicals for the coffee industry, nutraceutical chains, national chains, natural food stores and start ups. We manufacture to your need, standard, price point, and packaging.
Our Unique Offering: Build your own blend using our base teas or herbs, add in value additions of different flavor or function, or locally sourced ingredients to create a tea unique to no other. Build a Blend can write your recipe, supply your ingredients or blends, and quote you a finished product.
When communicating your needs, it is best to understand some Industry Terminology so we are communicating clearly and effectively. Below are some terms that may help you!
Think of a form that communicates all of the recipe and terms of all data - cut sizing, origin, materials, organoleptics, etc.
Tea by Industry Standards is defined as Camellia Sinensis - Black, Green, Oolong, White, Puerh, and sometimes Yellow and Purple now. It is a specific plant so please notate this. Anything else is a botanical ingredient that is considered fruit, flowers and herbs.
Hint: please be specific: you want loose leaf? Organic? What cut? What origin? Blended?
Do you want a Pyramid / Sachet bag of loose leaf tea or do you want a flat type of fanning / dust type of tea. Chambered Lipton style? Grocery run? Iced tea filter bag?
What we typically use most of in house to package teas for you in loose or your sachets / tea bags. Other types of materials we use in house are: paper canisters, tins.
White Label - typically a bulk bag 2 lbs or 25 lbs packed with your B&W label for repacking or use.
We package and use your logo label. We quote labels or send them according to our specifications.
We define this as a small start up or test run for private labelling. 6 lb minimum. We partner with a facility that can run this for you. Same price to you.
Our MOQ in house and best pricing for private labelling. Usually is 10k for sachets, and/or 1000 pouches per sku. However, we can run this by a partner faciltiym, same price to you and see if we can get those MOQ’s a bit lower but not as low as a “short run”. 20k for flat teabags, grocery runs - TBD coming soon.