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Specialty Coffee

To find a tea supplier is as easy as asking Google. To find the right tea supplier, your tea supplier that understands all the nuances of the specialty coffee industry from the coffee farmers who grow it, to the green coffee buyers who buy it, to the roasters who breathe new life into it, to the baristas who make it sing and to the coffee connoisseurs who ultimately revel in it, at QTrade Teas and Botanicals we believe each elements in the supply chain pay a pivotal role in delivering the perfect cup of enjoyment. 

QTrade Teas and Botanicals specializes in helping 3rd Wave, 4th Wave and 5th Wave coffee houses and roasters with their unique tea offerings. We offer the fastest solutions to bring your tea program from functional, to lifestyle, to craft, to science and ultimately to an ambition or an ideology. And it all starts with The Barista Collection.

The Barista Collection


The Barista Collection was born with a heart of a master barista, a specialist that could elevate the science of coffee into the artistic ream. The foundation of the Barista Collection is a sensory experience driven by new world flavors, modern artistry, ethically sourced sustainable ingredients, and refined with technical innovation.  

This is a unique tea collection purposely composed for the specialty coffee industry to extend the operators' expertise in exquisite teas. Now every coffee brand has the power to offer its customers an extraordinary organic tea drinking experience.  Single origin, single estate, masterfully blended, and meticulously curated. It is the ultimate expression of craftsmanship and terroir. 

Experience the taste. Discover the artistry. Exquisite tea made easy.

Specialty Tea

Very few specialty tea wholesale importers have the heritage, pedigree, technical knowledge, sourcing power, production capacity and accolades as QTrade Teas and Botanicals. Successful tea beverages depend on a global community of farmers growing hundreds of different teas and botanicals.  We have built long and enduring relationships with these farmers over decades of working together.  This is especially true of organic teas, where our founder pioneered the industry forty years ago at the Idulgashena Tea Estate located in Sri Lanka as the world’s first certified organic tea garden. Today QTrade warehouses some of the finest teas (conventional and certified organic) in North America in its state-of-the-art 70,000 SF facility in Southern California. Contact us today to find out more.


The right tea menu is the easiest method for increasing average check to any food and beverage program. Specialty teas could be enjoyed hot or over iced, cooked with food, integrated in deserts or infused in cocktails.

The right tea menu is a clear statement of your unique brand identity from a contemporary biodegradable pyramid tea bag offering for chic casual dining restaurants to a bespoke curated collection of rare award winning loose leaf teas offered only through table-side service at Michelin starred restaurants. 

Specialty teas has exceptionally high profit margins and a fast growing international fan base of devoted tea drinkers. Adding tea to your menu is an easy choice. Choosing QTrade Teas and Botanicals as your tea partner is the right choice. We are here to help you craft an inspirational tea experience for all your guests. Contact us today for more information.


Boba Tea or Bubble Tea is a Taiwanese sensation 40+ years in the making.  It is a decadent drink made by blending tea with milk, fruit and fruit juices, then adding tapioca pearls and shaking it vigorously. 

Contrary to its name, there are no bubbles in bubble tea. In some cases it does not even have tea. The word “boba” is now a category of Chinese drinks including everything from iced tea with tapioca pearls to fresh juice loaded with fruit bits or black tapioca pearls. Boba tea, bubble tea, and pearl milk tea, they are all used interchangeably. Canada and East Coast USA, favors the term "bubble tea" while all other parts of the United States prefers calling it just "boba". Whatever you want to call it, this iconic drink of playful, rubbery, chewy consistency is loved across the world with its distinctive fat bright color straw delivering an invigorating cup of sweet, fruity, creamy, chewy decadence.

We have a collection of teas that complements this exciting beverage category. Contact us today to discover new possibilities in adding excitement to your existing beverage menu.