We have experienced another successful showcase at the Hong Kong International Tea Fair this year. Local consumers are forthcoming and ready to buy our products. Besides KamCha Hong Kong-style milk tea, we’ve introduced a new series Dai Pai Dong Hong Kong-style milk tea at special prices at the fair. Given the strong buying interest, we have had to re-stock the products again and again during the fair, and the KamCha and Dai Pai Dong Hong Kong-style milk tea were sold out well before the end of exhibition. Overall sales went up by 30-40% this year. The consumption vouchers have played a part in driving spending sentiment while most consumers now make use of electronic payment. We are pleased with the sales result and the improved consumption sentiment.
Sam Sharma (left) and Queenie Chung (right)
Business Development & Merchandising Manager and Sales & Marketing Supervisor
G and Lee Housewares Limited
As the exclusive Asia Pacific distributor of METZ Luxury Tea from Canada, we actively raise our profile to reach out to more customers. The Hong Kong International Tea Fair serves as an excellent platform for brand building. We can also get in touch with both buyers and end-users here this year. This is our first-time participation in the fair. Consumers can pick and mix different tea flavours from our showcase. The feedback has been positive and some of our products like Lychee Green Tea were already sold out. We’ve established initial contact with several local buyers such as 759 Stores and Wellcome to explore offering our tea items for sale in their stores. A sourcing agent for AEON and YATA has also approached us for potential collaboration. This fair is a great place to increase our brand awareness and market exposure.
Yip Tea (HK) Limited
Yip Tea offers a great variety of Puer tea from different tea farms of Yunnan Province under our own brands. This is our third-year participation in the Hong Kong International Tea Fair. We’ve seen many visitors this year and recorded stronger sales results. Visitors are willing to spend and buy our tea products, thanks partly to the positive effect of the consumption vouchers. Overall sales nearly doubled compared to last year. We’ve received an on-the-spot order from a professional institute for Puer gift sets for its upcoming event. Two private clubs have approached us for the supply of premium Puer. Talks are also underway with two teaware retailers and a wholesaler for business development. We’re very pleased with the results.
Sze Mui King
Good Friends Club Tea Co., Limited
Good Friends Club Tea specialises in the production and sale of Puer tea from Yunnan Province. This is our first-year participation in Hong Kong International Tea Fair. We are showcasing a comprehensive range of Puer tea in different grades and prices to meet the preferences of Hong Kong customers. We’ve met with many visitors showing strong interest in our products. This is a good start for our growth and we are now planning to open a tea shop in Hong Kong. This fair is a perfect place to grow our business. We will definitely participate in the fair again.
Many people are visiting Hong Kong International Tea Fair to find precious Chinese teaware with a long history. That’s why Antique House participates in this fair every year to do business. Again, we are showcasing a good selection of genuine vintage teaware. Visitors have purchased some of our teaware dated back to Qing Dynasty and Ming Dynasty. Among the purchasers are two Chinese customers who returned from Canada and USA to Hong Kong recently. Antique Chinese teaware also attracts an increasing number of young customers. This fair is an important event to promote tea culture and the industry’s growth.By exhibiting here, we are able to network with teaware lovers and customers.
Natural Buy Ltd
Natural Buy is making the first appearance in Hong Kong International Tea Fair to promote the branding of Taetea and introduce new tea products to customers. Special highlights for the showcase include new tea products with tangerine peel, convenient tea bags and festive gift sets. A selection of premium Puer are also on offer. The fair has drawn a large number of visitors and most of them purchased tea by electronic payment.
Pinky T.K. Lee (left) and Jaclyn Y.L. Tang (right)
Business Development & Operations Manager and Retail Purchasing Manager
The Food Expo and Tea Fair offers an excellent opportunity for 759 Store to source quality products especially from overseas suppliers. We really appreciate the Click2Match platform provided by the organiser. Through the online business matching meetings, we’ve got in touch with eight overseas suppliers. We’ve very fruitful exchanges and everything is well organised. We’ve found four to five new suppliers including an Italy supplier for frozen meat and others from Mainland China for seafood, canned food and tea products. We will place orders after further negotiation.
Bee-Health Australia (Hong Kong) Limited
Established in 2006, Bee-Health supplies premium food items to local upscale stores at AEON, Wing On Department Store and city’super. At the beginning, we focused on selling honey products from different countries like Australia, New Zealand, USA, Italy, Hungary, Germany and Poland. We’ve now expanded our portfolio to include such products as fruit jam and peanut butter, Japanese sake, red wine and Shaoxing wine. The Food Expo and Tea Fair are always the best place to source new food and tea products. The Click2Match platform introduced by the organiser this year is very useful. Through the service, I’ve found a Poland supplier for tart cherry juice and two suppliers from Mainland China including one from Fujian Province for oolong tea and one from Heilongjiang Province for perilla honey. We expect to conclude distributorship cooperation with them. I am very pleased with what I’ve got at the Expos.