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A regularly updated selection of interesting news articles and publications on tea, health, and wellbeing.

Tea and Health

No matter what the season, tea is a tasty beverage that can be served hot or over ice. Zealong Tea’s benefits go far beyond refreshment. Zealong tea is 100% organically grown and handpicked in the stunning fields of Waikato, New Zealand. Clean air, fertile soils, warm sun and cleansing waters are the key ingredients required [...]

The Story of Chai

Chai comes from the Hindi word meaning “tea”. Between 5000 and 9000 years ago it is said that the reigning king created the recipe as a healing Ayurvedic beverage. He carefully selected each ingredient based on their known benefits defined in classic Ayurveda: Ginger and black pepper: stimulate digestion Cloves: antiseptic properties to relieve pain [...]

Reduce, reuse, reinfuse: Why what’s in your tea bag matters

It’s morning break: if you’re a tea drinker, you might take that moment to quickly dunk a tea bag into mug of hot water, perhaps with a splash of milk. Have you ever wondered how the art of tea making has been boiled down from the intricate ceremonies of Asia and long afternoon teas of [...]

Whats in a cup of tea?

Do you know what goes into making your favourite cuppa tea? The infographic below gives you a quick snapshot of all the factors that influence the price of New Zealand-grown tea, from fair labour costs to organic farming methods and everything in between. These are just some of the aspects to consider when looking at [...]

Six Things You Might Not Know About Tea

1. Many leaves of the same plant White, yellow, green, oolong, black, and post-fermented tea are all made from the leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis. There are over 1,500 kinds of tea produced around the world, each falling into one of these six categories. What makes each type of tea different is all in [...]

Tea for Wellness

No matter what the season, tea is a tasty beverage that can be served hot or over ice. But its benefits go far beyond refreshment. Tea has been shown to have numerous healthful properties. Along with being 100% organically-grown and handpicked in the stunning fields of Waikato, New Zealand, read on to see how Zealong [...]

Zealong Tea Ceremony Demonstration

In times of increased stress, it is important to create moments of calm. A small daily ritual can help you slow down, to find happiness in the smallest of things. At Zealong it is our passion to turn everyday routines into more meaningful rituals. Simple rituals can be extremely effective in reducing anxiety and increase [...]

Self-care and connection over a cuppa

With the country in lockdown and in-person social contact restricted, it is especially important to be aware of how everyday actions can affect our state of mind. Common advice for people in self-isolation has been to stick closely to your daily schedule, and it seems the tea-break has an important role to play in the [...]

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