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This one is for the whisky-lovers out there: On September 13th, we invite you to join us in The Vista’s Executive Suite for an exclusive High Tea as we pair five select Zealong teas with a different whisky, each carefully chosen to complement the distinct qualities of the tea.

Tickets are on sale now – but numbers are strictly limited, so secure your place now!

Wellington and Auckland tea lovers, rejoice! We’ve partnered with Mojo Coffee so you can now get your Zealong fix at any of their locations.

Wellington-based Mojo, one of New Zealand’s most experienced and respected independent coffee roasters and cafe operators, is introducing Zealong’s loose leaf teas to its menu to capture a growing market of tea connoisseurs.

With Zealong teas launching in Mojo cafes, tea lovers can enjoy truly home-grown and organic teas. We look forward to sharing the uniquely pure flavours with Mojo customers at its 21 Wellington and 11 Auckland cafes!

Prost! We are excited to announce that our teas are now being sold in Germany, by TeeGschwendner, the world’s largest specialty tea retailer. This follows a landmark export agreement signed last year between Zealong and TeeGschwendner.
Only an elite fraction of the annual world tea export harvest – 0.5 per cent – is considered by the German company’s tea masters, with each tea undergoing rigorous testing before and after purchase for pesticides and heavy metal residues.
We are extremely proud that our teas have been chosen to be part of TeeGschwendner’s offering of premium teas.

Zealong will be showcased during March as TeeGschwendner’s ‘tea of the month’.

 

unnamed-1To help get in the Christmas spirit and say thanks to our wonderful team for their efforts in 2016 we recently held our annual staff Christmas function.
In conjunction we announced our 2016 Employee of the Year. However, this year we were so impressed that we couldn’t narrow it down to just one person, and instead awarded it to both Germán Tirado and Richard Thurtell.
Big congratulations to both Germán and Richard who have shown great initiative, a positive and motivating attitude, and dedication to their roles throughout the year.

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There is a spring in our step at the Zealong Tea Estate following our annual spring harvest – the first in the world.
For 20 days in November, our specially trained staff could be found out in New Zealand’s only commercial tea estate picking the best leaves for harvest.
This is the first of three annual harvests – the next are in January and March – and we are looking forward to the beautiful spring tea that has come from it.

The team at Zealong Tea Estate is delighted to have picked up the Community Contribution award at the 2016 Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Awards!

We are proud to make a contribution to our wider community, both in terms of environmental effects and providing valuable experience and employment to the people of the Waikato region which we call home.

It was a fabulous night celebrating the amazing business opportunities in the Waikato and the people who drive our local economy forward.

Westpac Waikato Business Awards, Claudelands, Hamilton, Friday 4 November 2016. Photo: Stephen Barker / Barker Photography. ©Barker Photography www.barkerphotography.co.nz

See the rest of the 2016 WWBEA winners here.