10 Tea Affiliate Programs

Hello there Sea Changers. Welcome back to my series of program lists to assist those of you looking to fund your sea change with affiliate marketing. Today we will look into a niche containing the second most consumed beverage in the world with my 10 tea affiliate programs to blend in 2021. And yes, after water, more people in this world drink tea than anything else. And with all of those extravagant and exotic blends available these days, there just might be a good opportunity for those with a passion for those little dry leaves of goodness.

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Before we begin however, as I am conscious that there are a number of different tea related sub niches available, I also know that the quantity of affiliate programs to choose from may be just as large. So how have I picked my best 10? Well… I really just wanted to give you a good cross section of what is out there so I did some searching around and checked a few out and chose them by looking at:

  • What they offer
  • Commission rates
  • Payment terms
  • Cookie duration
  • Application processes
  • Affiliate/Marketing materials provided

Before we start however, let's have a look at what I mean by the term ‘tea' and how it can be incorporated within an affiliate marketing website…

 

What do we mean by tea?

I know this is probably a subject that can be taken as a given, however in my research I did come across a lot of information and programs to do with tea tree oil. Tea tree oil comes from a totally different plant and has nothing to do with the tea we drink. So here we are talking about the drink infused from the addition of hot or boiling water to the green or dried leaves of the tea bush. Incorporated into this is a good online market meaning that there is opportunity for a generalist tea related site, or the potential to utilise a number of sub niches individually or grouped into the one business. So for this post, I have tried to cover a good cross section across some of the sub niches such as:

  • Tea
  • Teaware
  • Tea health and wellness
  • Tea rituals
  • Organic teas
  • Specific origin (India, China etc.)

And of course anything else you can think of when it comes to selling tea online

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What can affiliate marketers promote?

There are essentially no real barriers to what affiliate marketers can promote when it comes to tea. There are however some things to be aware of as you run your eye over tea affiliate program possibilities that may suit your site. Some examples of these influences include :

  1. Know your audience, some purchasers are looking for specifics and want the best whilst others are hoping to just get a decent cup of tea made at home each morning on a budget. Choose your affiliate sites accordingly.
  2. Tea fanatics – likely purchasers of high end tea blends and accessories – will not take risks if they don't trust you or your affiliate site. Make sure the programs you choose are reputable and have good recourse options if the purchaser is not happy.
  3. Those looking to deck out their tea serving business will generally need to know that they are going to get good quality items so as not to jeopardize their income, reputation or have to replace it again in the short term. Check that your affiliate programs have solid products for sale.
  4. Tea leaves must be fresh – check the shipping and packaging arrangements of your affiliate vendor carefully.

That said, stats show that people will spend money on tea online if it can make their lives easier so as long as you are meeting their needs and solving problems, then you are on the right track. And to give you a boost, let's have a look at 10 programs that I have found below:

1. Twinings

tea affiliate programs - Twinings

One of the most famous tea brands in the world, Twinings is a one-stop-shop site with a massive range of tea related products aimed at all levels of the market from the casual drinker, to the tea fanatic as well as bulk purchasers and professional use such as cafes, restaurants etc. Their product list is too large to list here however the following is a list of the categories covered which includes:

Tea Bags

  • Black Tea
  • Fruit & Herbal
  • Green Tea
  • Chai Tea
  • Darjeeling
  • Assam
  • Redbush/Rooibos
  • Decaffeinated Tea
  • Fairtrade Teas & Infusions
  • Chamomile Tea
  • Ginger Tea
  • Mint Tea

Loose Leaf

  • Premium Loose Teas & Infusions
  • Premium Loose Black Tea
  • Premium Loose Flavoured Tea and Infusions
  • Premium Loose Fruit & Herbal Infusions
  • Premium Loose Green Tea
  • Premium Loose Oolong Tea
  • Premium Loose White Tea
  • Premium Pu'erh Tea

Gifts and Accessories

  • Compartment Boxes
  • Tea Caddies
  • Signature Blends
  • Filled Jars
  • Union Jack Tea Selection Boxes
  • Discovery Collection Teas
  • London Edition Tea Gifts

This list does not even come close to their full product line which, for those looking at ‘cafe' type beverages instead also covers coffee, hot chocolate and a range of syrups as well.

tea affiliate programs - Twinings wooden tea box

This is a great site to base a generalist tea affiliate business on as well as an add on to any lifestyle, gift, special occasion or hobby site that discusses, or uses tea and their related products. And as added sales opportunities there are a number of online “tea experience” courses as well as a great blog and recipe section for added value too.

tea affiliate programs - Twinings affiliate

Commission Rate:

  • 10% for New Customer Sales / 5% for Existing Customer Sales (up to £300)
  • 5% for all sales between £300 – £700
  • 2% for all sales over £700

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, Twinings' affiliate program is managed by Awin. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Twining affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners, product feed, special offers and promotions

Join the Twinings affiliate program here


2. T2

tea affiliate programs - T2

T2 is another all encompassing tea site with products to suit everybody from the home maker to the professional to the hobbyist/fanatic. It is an Australian based operation (with stores in London and Singapore) offering products from every aspect of the tea drinking spectrum including:

Tea

  • Black Tea
  • Green Tea
  • Matcha
  • Chai
  • Herbal Tea & Floral Tisane
  • Fruit Tisane
  • Oolong Tea
  • White Tea
  • African Rooibos & Honeybush Tea

Teaware

  • Tea For One Sets
  • Tea For Two Sets
  • Teapots
  • Tea Mugs With Infusers
  • Tea Flasks & Tea Bottles
  • Iced Tea Jugs
  • Teamakers

As with the first site above, this list really doesn't do the site justice and in each category there are multi level options dependent upon the use and requirement of the reader.

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Again, there is certainly enough here to centre an entire tea related site around as well as targeted sub niches based on the tea types mentioned above. The company also prides itself on their environmentally friendly, sustainable operations and customer care procedures as well.

Commission Rate: 6%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 days

Application required?: Yes – T2's affiliate program is managed by Commission Factory. You will be required to apply for an account and then for the T2 affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text links, product feed

Join the T2 affiliate program here


3. Teabox

tea affiliate programs - Teabox

As per their website, Teabox “is a retailer of fresh loose-leaf teas from some of the finest estates in Darjeeling, Assam, the Nilgiris and other parts of India and Nepal.” With sales of 2 billion cups to 117 countries, teas can be chosen by type, region or cultivar in all forms including loose-leaf, tea bag or in collector's tins. And as per most of the larger tea related sites they also offer a nice range of:

  • Cups and saucers
  • Teapots
  • Pincers
  • Tea makers
  • Filters
  • Kettles
  • Mugs
  • Gift baskets
  • And even the good old tea cozy
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This is another great site that could be utilised to base a generalist, professional, hobbyist or fanatical tea drinker niche around with access to all of the required accessories and add-ons as well. There is even a subscription service for some extra sales opportunities too.

tea affiliate programs - Teabox affiliate

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?:Yes – The Teabox affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account and then for the T2 affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners

Join the Teabox affiliate program here


4. Buddha Teas

tea affiliate programs - Buddha Teas

Buddha Teas is another large tea based site offering “100% unaltered, organic, and wild crafted teas” delivered in environmentally friendly packaging from entirely sustainable resources. Their range is massive and includes:

  • Immune Boosting Teas
  • Bark Teas
  • Berry Teas
  • Black Teas
  • Caffeine Free Teas
  • Chakra Teas
  • Flower Teas
  • Fruit Teas
  • Green Teas
  • Herbal Teas
  • Leaf Teas
  • Loose Leaf
  • Loose Leaf Accessories
  • Matcha Teas
  • Organic Teas
  • Popular Teas
  • Premium Tea Blends
  • Root Teas
  • Seed Teas
  • Specialty Teas

. The point of difference with this site however is that it prides itself on the fact that all of its tea is:

  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Single origin
  • Non-GMO
  • Certified Kosher
  • Preservative and chemical-free
tea affiliate programs - Buddha Teas Stripe

There is definitely enough on this site to build an online business around, however it would certainly make a great addition to just about any site focused on health benefits, organic foods or chemical free living niches as well. Oh, and they also sell tea cups and gift baskets too.

tea affiliate programs - Buddha Teas affiliate

Commission Rate: 20%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, personal and website information required.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners.

Join the Buddha Teas affiliate program here


5. Assamica Agro

tea affiliate programs - Assamica

Sourced from associate small tea growers in Assam, India, Assamica Agro offers a range of products that have been strictly sourced in adherence to global standards of sustainable, ethical and organic farming methods. Their range is quite extensive and offers single and blended options of green, herbal and Assam teas including:

  • Lavender Luxury
  • Chamomile Radiance
  • Lemongrass Verve
  • Lavish Blue Tea
  • Zesty Hibiscus
  • Turmeric Green Savour
  • Lavish Green Blue Tea
  • Flowery Rose Oolong
  • Ginger Lemongrass Green Revive
  • Marigold Green Tea

And trust me, that is only a small example of the huge amount of options on this site with all available in loose-leaf or in tea bags.

tea affiliate programs - Assamica stripe

There is definitely enough to base an entire business around here especially if you are working with the more exotic teas and blends however if you are in the general tea niche, then this would make a handy addition. And of course you could again add it to any eco-friendly, chemical free, ethical farming or organic foods sites as well.

tea affiliate programs - Assamica affiliate

Commission Rate: 10 – 20% (amounts differ on front and sign up pages)

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, You will need to enter personal and email information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text links

Join the Assamica Agro affiliate program here

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6. Teatulia Organic Teas

tea affiliate programs - Teatulia

Promoting itself as being more than just about tea, Teatulia® is named for the region in Northern Bangladesh where their tea is grown with a good range of products for all tastes including:

  • Black Teas
  • Green Teas
  • White Teas
  • Oolong Teas
  • Energy Teas
  • Herbal Teas

And as a point of difference, in addition to their offerings above, they also carry other options such as Iced Teas and Tea Sodas.

tea affiliate programs - Teatulia stripe

Again, there is probably enough here to base an affiliate business on if your niche is aimed at general tea drinkers with the advantage of iced teas and sodas to maybe attract a younger following. There is also a great tea related blog and recipe section providing extra information for your readers and blog post ideas for your website.

tea affiliate programs - Teatulia affiliate

Commission Rate: 12%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, the Teatulia Organic Teas affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Teatulia Organic Teas affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners, product feed.

Join the Teatulia Organic Teas affiliate program here


7. Teabloom

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For those working in any niche to do with luxury items, then for your tea needs you might want to check out Teabloom. Teabloom supply a massive range of luxury based items for all levels of need including:

Luxury teas

  • Black
  • Rare teas
  • Green
  • Organic
  • White
  • Kosher
  • Herbal
  • Caffeine free
  • Oolong
  • Flavored
  • Rooibos
  • Iced
  • Chai
  • Winter teas
  • Flowering teas

Teaware

  • Teapots
  • Tea Cups
  • Tea Tumblers
  • Tea Infusers
  • Iced Teaware
  • Tea Kettles
  • Tea Warmers
  • Tea Trays
  • Tea Accessories
  • Spare Lids & Parts

There is also a nice range of tea collections and amazing flowering tea sets etc. for those special gift ideas.

tea affiliate programs - Teabloom

This site would make a great addition to any generalist or professional tea niche as well as for the home user, luxury, food and drink, weddings, parties, health and wellness sites too. Their ‘Tea Time Notes' section is also a handy addition for those looking for information, recipes and tea information as well.

tea affiliate programs - Teabloom affiliate

Commission Rate: 12% ($10 bonus on first sale)

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 45 Days

Application required?: Yes, the Teabloom's affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Teabloom affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links

Join the Teabloom affiliate program here


8. Klio

tea affiliate programs - Klio

Now we take our tea journey to Greece with Klio. Klio is a smaller site with a range of teas that have been harvested from the mountain tops of Greece including:

  • Greek Mountain Tea (Mount Olympus)
  • Greek Lemon Verbena (Karditsia,South Pindos Mountains)
  • Wild Greek Chamomile Tea (Volvi Lake, Halkidiki)
  • Greek Sage Tea (Thesprotia,West Pindos Mountains)
  • Greek Mountain Tea (Mount Olympus)
  • Greek Lemon Verbena (Karditsia,South Pindos Mountains)
  • Wild Greek Chamomile Tea (Volvi Lake, Halkidiki)
  • Greek Sage Tea (Thesprotia,West Pindos Mountains)
  • Greek Sea Buckthorn (Evros,Thrace)
  • Cretan Blend (Crete)

And for some additional sales opportunities they also offer a large range of plain and infused Greek honey as well.

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There is maybe enough to build a site around with just this program however it would make a great addition to any tea or natural health affiliate marketing business as well as anything to do with Greek or European foods too.

tea affiliate programs - Klio affiliate

Commission Rates: 15%

Payment Terms: Monthly.

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners

Join the Klio affiliate program here


9. Magic Hour

tea affiliate programs - Magic Hour

Magic Hour is a cool tea based site with a mission to “spread the love of tea and inspire transformation to people all over the world by sharing authentic connections with tea + ritual + transformational content.” Their product range is extensive and available in single purchase or as a subscription arrangement and includes:

Tea

  • Matcha
  • Black
  • Darjeeling
  • Green
  • Herbal – Caffeine Free
  • Oolong
  • White

Curated boxes

  • Love and Intimacy
  • Harmonize Your Home
  • The Giving
  • Emotional Freedom
  • Best Friend
  • Abundance
  • Bee Well
  • Meditation
  • Miracle

Gifts

  • Crown Chakra Set
  • Birthday Love & Wellness
  • Forgive Me
  • Thank You!
  • You're a Goddess

And this is just a sample and products are sold by type or healing power with additional tea drinking rituals and information included.

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There is definitely enough here to base a whole affiliate site around especially if you wanted to focus on the health and well-being properties of tea and their rituals. Alternatively it would make a great addition to any site aimed and spirituality, enlightenment or world connection via ritual and well-being. There are also some great blog posts on this site to assist with reader information and blog post comment too.

tea affiliate programs - Magic Hour affiliate

Commission Rate: 15%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes – You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text links

Join the Magic Hour affiliate program here


10. Art of Tea

tea affiliate programs - Art of Tea

Our last (but certainly not least) site is another all-inclusive tea based arrangement called Art of Tea. This is a site that, in all honesty, has every angle covered when it comes to tea including products, subscriptions, information, blogs, education and paraphernalia. In terms of its tea offerings, their range can be purchased by type or benefit including:

  • Classic
  • Time
  • Wellness
  • Desert
  • Location
  • Single Origin
  • Iced Tea
  • Ritual

For the rest of their product range there really is too much to even try and list however their main categories are as follows:

  • Packaged Teas
  • Iced Teas
  • New Releases
  • Teaware
  • Tea Gifts
  • Events & Sales

Plus so much more…

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This site would definitely work as a base for any tea related affiliate business incorporating general tea sales, education, subscription box, ritual or health and wellness. As mentioned there is an education centre as well as a great blog and even a quiz for those tea experts in your reader base.

tea affiliate programs - Art of Tea affiliate

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 90 Days

Application required?:Yes, Art of Tea's affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Art of Tea affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used

Marketing material provided: Banners, Text Links

Join the Art of Tea affiliate program here


Amazon Associates

Alternatively, should you wish to set up your site up with a range from a few different brands or companies on the same site then you can do so via Amazon. Amazon provides access to a good range of tea related products and has a fairly good affiliate program as well. So if you wish, join the Amazon Associates program, locate the best products relevant to your site within Amazon itself and you can post links on your own site as per below:

Amazon's commission rates are not too bad and some prefer this avenue due to the sheer amount of traffic and trustworthiness that comes with a company site of this size.

How to find your own affiliate programs

As stated earlier, by outlining the sites above I have really just tried to give you a good cross section of the types of programs that are out there by listing the really good ones in each ‘category'. That does not mean that you cannot find affiliate programs that better suit what it is that you are trying to do within this space especially as I could never even begin to cover every tea related requirement or sub niche in the one post. Luckily for us, there is a simple way to find these programs online.

All you need to do is enter “affiliate: niche type” into your search engine (substituting ‘niche type‘ for whatever product it is that you are choosing to sell).

tea affiliate programs - Affiliates

There are tea related affiliate programs for everything else that we have listed at the top of this page as well – you will just need to have a look around until you find one or two that suit your site. Once you have completed your searches, you can look through and find programs that:

  • Relate to your niche/problems that you are solving.
  • Have quality products – your brand can be severely damaged if you promote poor quality products.
  • Have solid payment and customer service arrangement.
  • Pay decent commissions.
  • Have good testimonials covering commission payouts and quality of product.

In most cases, you will need to apply for the program before you are allowed to promote their products – don’t take this step lightly or you will be rejected. Affiliate programs will generally want to know:

  • Your website name.
  • Traffic levels.
  • Why you want to join – (so I can make money by selling your tea pots is unfortunately not generally a good enough answer).
  • How you plan to promote their products.

Conclusion

So… There are 10 of the best tea affiliate programs to blend in 2021. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own tea based affiliate marketing business and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice or have any experiences to share. Oh, and especially comment if you have any experience with these, or any other programs as well.

Until next time

Have fun

Paul

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