HEYTEA debuts into US market in NYC

HEYTEA, the originator of Chinese new style tea, has arrived in in Times Square with its official entry into the US market. HEYTEA operates over 3,000 stores in China and has a significant presence across Asia. With this opening on Broadway, HEYTEA seeks to revolutionise the way that new-generation tea products are created and enjoyed in the US.

The store is located in the heart of Broadway, in Midtown. New York landmarks such as Times Square, the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden are within a ten-minute walk.

HEYTEA’s innovative new-generation Chinese tea is made from fresh fruits, fresh tea leaves, and premium milk. In contrast, much of the “bubble tea” currently being sold on the market is made from instant tea powder with artificial additives. HEYTEA says it will be the first Chinese new style tea brand selling products made with genuine, high-quality ingredients in the US.

“Cheese tea”

The initial innovation of HEYTEA was the introduction of Cheese Tea. Not cheese in the traditional sense, but a cold tea with a thick, frothy, cream cheese-flavoured foam on top. The foam is made with cream cheese, milk, cane sugar, and a little sea salt, and adds enjoyable taste and texture sensations to the product.

The store will offer three categories of its foundational products: Refreshing Real Fruit Teas, Real Dairy Milk Teas, And Refreshing Finest Teas. The pricing ranges from USD $3.99 to $7.49 (excluding additional toppings) with an average pre-tax price of $6.33.

The originator accelerates global expansion

Founded in 2012 in Jiangbianli, Guangdong ProvinceChina, HEYTEA was the first brand to introduce fresh tea leaves and premium milk instead of instant tea powder and artificial additives to create cheese tea.

At its inaugural stores, in Shanghai and Beijing, HEYTEA drew hours-long lines of patrons, establishing itself as a rising star in the market, and China’s premier new-generation consumer brand.

It played a pivotal role in introducing new style tea brands to China’s high-end shopping centers, often adjacent to luxury brand stores, HEYTEA also engages in co-branding ventures with companies including FENDI, Adidas, W Hotel among others, and influential figures in the fashion industry such as Hiroshi Fujiwara.

The first Chinese new style tea brand to go global, HEYTEA launched its first overseas store in Singapore in 2018, with over 3,000 cups of tea were sold every day during the opening period.

Significance of the New York City market entry

HEYTEA’s US debut is a testament to its unwavering commitment to ushering in a new era of tea enjoyment. While the company has previously entered global markets ie, the United KingdomAustralia, and Canada, the US offers a multitude of new opportunities.

“As the initial entry point for HEYTEA into the US market, New York City holds extraordinary significance for the growth of our brand,” said Yujia Gu, VP of strategy at HEYTEA. “By providing high-quality products and services, we aspire to deliver a joyful brand experience to consumers in NYC and beyond, contributing to the ongoing development of the US tea industry.”

With its Midtown Broadway debut at 1407 Broadway, between West 38th and 39th streets, HEYTEA demonstrates the significance of, and its confidence in, the US market. In the future, HEYTEA will continue to bring quality products and exciting new brand experiences to American consumers.

For more information about HEYTEA, visit: heytea.com.

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