Franchise Opportunity

Enjoy making Tea?

Now you can make it your own Business!

House of Tea offers a fantastic franchise opportunity for ambitious individuals who want to operate their own Tea House.

Tea is a natural yet elegant and highly social product. While people in Ireland drink more tea than anyone else in Europe, 98% of all tea consumed here comes in low quality tea bags. This means the market for premium loose tea is under developed and under supplied.

tea plant

We have been guiding people to choose the right tea since 2004. From the thousands of teas available on the international market we’ve fine-tuned our selection to suit the Irish palate.

Our range reflects the immense versatility of tea. From the leaves of the plant (see right picture) producers creating a wealth of different teas broken down into several categories:
Black, green, white, yellow, Oolong, Pu-Erh teas.
In addition we offer an excellent choice of herbal, Rooibos and fruit teas.

To complete the range we have a wonderful selection of tea accessories (strainers, tins etc.) and tea ware (cups, mugs, tea sets).

We have earned a reputation for providing quality loose tea to fair prices.

Besides this excellent reputation our success is based on a simple concept:
The tasteful merger of a retail outlet with an elegant and charming tea room. Customers can browse the shelves or sit down and enjoy the teas, food and atmosphere or do both.

To sell our products you need knowledge and passion. We can provide the knowledge but the passion has to come from you.

Our franchisees operate to a clear operational and marketing blueprint to ensure the highest standards in quality and customer service. We will support your business, assisting you with your launch and working with you to grow sales and ensure brand standards are met.

Our designer will work closely with you on the design and build of your outlet to create the comfortable, welcoming environment that customers of the House of Tea have come to expect.

We offer easy-to-manage systems, high profit margins, and the opportunity to operate an unique business utilizing your own personal skills and strengths.

You will have access to ongoing support from a team with international experience in taking businesses to the franchise market. With your commitment and our specialized hands-on training, you will be building a real asset for your future.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you but only if:

  • You have an interest in teas and tea culture
  • You have a business background and work well with others
  • You are keen to achieve financial independence
  • You have excellent leadership and communication skills
  • You have a great customer service attitude, lots of energy and you’re not afraid of hard work.

AND

  • You have the ability to finance and sustain a substantial new business

10 reasons to partner with us

We provide all the training and advice you’ll need to set up and run a successful and satisfying business. When you join our team you’ll get:

  • A proven and profitable business concept
  • The right to use the House of Tea brand name in an exclusive protected territory    
  • Training about the tea and the tea trade that is nowhere else available in Ireland
  • Full training in all aspects of the business, including basic accounting, management, and sales and marketing procedures
  • Advice on the design and fit out of your House of Tea outlet
  • Operations Manuals
  • Publicity generated by national marketing and PR
  • Assistance in locating suitable premises, lease negotiation, and managed fit out
  • Start up marketing pack including menus, information materials and signs
  • High value mentoring to help keep you on track

            All of this is aimed at helping YOU achieve success and profitability.

 

What does it cost?

The fee to operate a House of Tea franchise for an initial term of five years is €7,000 plus VAT. This fee includes training and all documentation. All franchisors charge a management fee or royalty as a way of providing funds to give you ongoing support. We charge 6 per cent of your gross income (after VAT) paid monthly.

In addition, you will need to invest between €25,000 - €75,000, depending on size, location and state of the unit. This covers the cost of fitting out suitable premises (minimum 600 sq ft or 55sqm),  your initial stock of teas, accessories, equipment, food and other operational overheads. 

Interested?

Please fill in the Enquiry Form below and email it to us.  We will contact you for a “no strings” discussion.

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