Private Label Tea

Many different stories have been told about the discovery of tea but whatever its origins, tea has been the source of constant exploration of flavors and taste for centuries. We can help you create a tea story of your own.

Blends

Blends

BlendsSince 1912, Mother Parkers has been providing high quality custom tea blends.  We take great pride in ensuring that every package of tea is the best that it can be. Our team of experts has years of experience blending hot and iced teas to offer a range of options that meet individual retailers’ private label needs. From custom formulations for unique private label product innovations to blend matches for national brands in your market, we deliver solutions.
 
We’ve mastered the artistry and science of blending black, green, herbals, rooibos, white and decaffeinated teas to deliver consistent quality and taste for the most discerning tea consumers. 

Black and Flavored Black Tea

Black and Flavored Black TeaMost commonly used in North American tea bags, black tea represents approximately 90% of the tea consumed in the Western world. Black tea is made from fully-oxidized leaves, which produce a hearty, deep rich flavor in a colored amber brew. Black teas may also be blended with oils, flowers, spices, or herbs to deliver flavored black teas.

Green

Green TeaMost popular in Asia, green tea is un-oxidized. Green tea is withered, immediately steamed or pan-fired to prevent oxidation, and then rolled and dried to produce a delicate refreshing taste and a light green color. Green tea can be blended extensively with flavors such as lemon and mint.

Herbal Infusions

Herbal Tea InsusionsSometimes referred to as herbal “tea”, these unique blends do not consist of tea leaves at all. Typically, herbal tea is simply the combination of boiling water and botanical ingredients such as flowers, bark, fruit and leaves. Filled with flavorful, soothing or stimulating herbs, rich with their own healing properties, herbal infusions are a caffeine-free alternative to traditional teas.

Rooibos

RooibosMade from the South African Red Bush plant which is grown only in a small area in the Western Cape province of South Africa, Rooibos has been popular in that country for generations and is now consumed in around the world. Rooibos is becoming more popular in Western countries, particularly among health-conscious consumers, due to its high levels of flavonoids (similar to polyphenols). Rooibos tea is also caffeine-free.

White

Black and Flavored Black TeaOne of the most rare and fine teas in the world and the least processed of all teas. It is made from the unopened or recently opened buds of the tea plant that are covered in white-coloured hairs. After the new buds are plucked, they are either sun-dried, gently steamed, or oven dried at low temperatures to remove the water content and produce a tea with a mild flavour and natural sweetness.

Decaffeinated Teas

Black and Flavored Black TeaThe caffeine is removed from black and green teas without sacrificing flavor.

Formats

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​Our state-of-the-art production facilities can pack the most popular sizes and package styles to help drive the success of your private label tea program.
Select from a wide variety of multi-machine formats to build a winning private label tea program.

Bag Types:

  • Standard square, round, double chamber “flow through”, with or without tag and envelope
  • Premium silken pyramid sachet with or without tag and envelop

Bag Sizes:

  • Single -serving
  • Large family “pitcher” serving

Outer Packaging:

  • Standard board carton
  • Premium flip-top lid carton with or without perforations
  • Polybag

Counts:

  • 20’s, 48’s, 72’s, 80’s,100’s, 144’s, 216’s, bulk 1000’s 

Packaging & Design

Packaging & DesignSupporting your success is our team of dedicated experts in Sales, Marketing and Tea Category Management. We are committed to building a profitable private label tea program that enhances your customers’ shopping experience and your bottom line.

Our experience and expertise helps us:

  • Understand your brand and banner strategy and your target shopper.
  • Provide fact-based market data and trends to capitalize on consumer interest in the health benefits of tea.
  • Recommend a tea portfolio (assortment, blends, and formats) that appeals to your shopper while also generating category margin.
  • Provide insight on packaging copy to communicate selling features such as product attributes.
  • Develop quality packaging material according to your guidelines and deadlines.
  • Recommend promotional activity to generate incremental sales and profit.
  • Support customer satisfaction with consistent supply and product quality.
  • Evaluate launch and post-launch performance with ongoing recommendations that keep pace with changing consumer needs.

Responsibility

Mother Parkers’ believes in making a difference for the reliable, sustainable and safe supply of quality tea.  We actively support initiatives to promote sustainability and socially-just tea production.
Our “Total Quality Management” program is a vigorous 7-stage screening process from field to cup.  This product integrity process delivers safe and consistently high-quality products to our customers and consumers.

Tea Sourcing:

  • Our expert Tea Commodities team continually seeks reliable, sustainable and safe supplies of high-quality tea for our customers.
  • We have established long-standing relationships with select tea estates to ensure our stringent specifications for quality and consistency of supply are met.

Tea Procurement:

  • We negotiate responsible purchasing terms with qualified producers in over 30 countries.
  • All black, green and white teas are certified by the Ethical Tea Partnership.

Testing:

  • Mother Parkers is one of the few tea manufacturers that mandates all teas be tested for micro, chemical and heavy metal content.
  • Raw material are screened prior to purchase to ensure they meet strict standards for pesticides, ash and moisture.

QC Traceability:

  • Quality checks are performed at every stage, from purchase of raw materials to delivery of final product.

QA Audits:

  • Silliker certified, with SQF Level 2 certification by March 2012.

QA Programs include:

  • HACCP, QMS, GMP, WHMIS, Kosher certification.

Certifications

We are proud to be a member of several organizations that promote strict standards which provides assurance that our teas have been produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Ethical Tea Partnership

The Ethical Tea Partnership

Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is a sustainability programme that works across the tea supply chain to achieve its vision of a thriving tea industry that is socially just and environmentally sustainable. ETP works independently and with a range of partner organizations (including Rainforest Alliance) to enable improvements for tea workers and the environment.

Rianforest Alliance Certified

The Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to conserving biodiversity such as sustainable agriculture. Tea farmers are provided with training on responsible management of tea crop production and tea trading business practices .Tea estates are audited to ensure compliance with the rigorous environmental, social and economic criteria required to earn Rainforest Alliance certification. By adhering to the standards for certification, tea farmers are helping to build a sustainable future for the livelihood of the workers, their families and the community.

Fair Trade

Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA)

OCIA International is one of the world's oldest, largest and most trusted leaders in the organic certification industry. A non-profit, member-owned, agricultural organization, OCIA is dedicated to providing the highest quality organic certification services and access to global organic markets.

USDA Organic

USDA

The National Organic Program (NOP) in accordance with U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) develops national standards for organically produced agricultural products to assure consumers that agricultural products marketed as organic meet consistent, uniform standards.

USDA Organic

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations

This community based organization is the world leader in global kosher certification with its most recognized and trusted kosher trademark.

USDA Organic

Anteaoxidant

In Canada, Green tea is recognized for a product claim related to a positive contribution to health and the maintenance of physical or mental performance.

 

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