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Our Local and International Honours

Zealong Tea Estate is home to award-winning tea, visitor experiences, and business practice. Our prestigious awards include international tea honours from USA, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong, as well as business and hospitality awards.

We are proud to be putting Waikato, New Zealand on the map not only as a world-class tea producer, but as a must-visit destination.

Zealong Tea Estate is home to award-winning tea, visitor experiences, and business practice. Our prestigious awards include international tea honours from USA, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong, as well as business and hospitality awards.

We are proud to be putting Waikato, New Zealand on the map not only as a world-class tea producer, but as a must-visit destination.

World Class Tea

  • Global Tea Championship 2018
    Silver Medal
    Zealong Green
  • Global Tea Championship 2017
    First Place
    Zealong Black and Zealong Oolong
  • Global Tea Championship 2017
    Second Place
    Zealong Green
  • World Tea Expo People’s Tea Choice Award 2017
    Best Bagged Hot Tea
    Zealong Black
  • Natural & Organic Products Europe Awards 2016
    Finalist Best New Beverage
    Zealong Organic Tea
  • Natural & Organic Products Asia Awards 2015
    Winner Best New Beverage
    Zealong Organic Tea

Outstanding Hospitality

  • New Zealand Beef and Lamb Excellence Award, 2018
    Zealong Tea House
  • Euroshop Retail Design Award 2018
    Shortlisted
    The Vista at Zealong Tea Estate
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 – 2018
    Zealong Tea Estate
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 – 2018
    Zealong Tea House
  • New Zealand Commercial Property Awards 2017
    Silver Award
    The Vista at Zealong Tea Estate
  • Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Service since 2013
    Zealong Tea Estate

Award-Winning Team

  • Pride in Print Awards 2018
    Gold Award for Tea Packaging Labels
    Designed by Zealong and printed by Rocket Print
  • Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Awards 2016
    Winner Community Contribution
  • Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Awards 2016
    Finalist Global Operator
  • Air New Zealand Cargo Export New Zealand Awards 2016
    Finalist Emerging Exporter of the Year

World Class Tea

  • Global Tea Championship 2018
    Silver Medal: Zealong Green
  • Global Tea Championship 2017
    First Place: Zealong Black and Zealong Oolong
  • Global Tea Championship 2017
    Second Place: Zealong Green
  • World Tea Expo People’s Tea Choice Award 2017
    Best Bagged Hot Tea: Zealong Black
  • Natural & Organic Products Europe Awards 2016
    Finalist Best New Beverage: Zealong Organic Tea
  • Natural & Organic Products Asia Awards 2015
    Winner Best New Beverage: Zealong Organic Tea

Outstanding Hospitality

  • New Zealand Beef and Lamb Excellence Award, 2018
    Zealong Tea House
  • Euroshop Retail Design Award 2018
    Shortlisted: The Vista at Zealong Tea Estate
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 – 2018
    Zealong Tea Estate
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 – 2018
    Zealong Tea House
  • New Zealand Commercial Property Awards 2017
    Silver Award: The Vista at Zealong Tea Estate
  • Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Service since 2013
    Zealong Tea Estate

Award-Winning Team

  • Pride in Print Awards 2018
    Gold Award for Tea Packaging Labels
    Designed by Zealong and printed by Rocket Print
  • Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Awards 2016
    Winner Community Contribution
  • Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Awards 2016
    Finalist Global Operator
  • Air New Zealand Cargo Export New Zealand Awards 2016
    Finalist Emerging Exporter of the Year
Friends & Customers of Zealong

Zealong Tea Estate is open this Queen's Birthday Long weekend 30th May - 1st June. Make a reservation online or contact us by email or phone 07 8533018.

Our expansive outdoor seating, friendly staff, and safe service protocols are just some reasons to visit.

Zealong's New-Zealand grown certified organic teas are also still available from our online store with contactless delivery in New Zealand and worldwide.

Thank you for your support. 
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