Working with nature to craft pure teas and protect the land
In order to deliver an exceptional, high grade tea, it starts by ensuring the environment that surrounds it is pure. We work with nature harmoniously to bring the best of health for people, while also ensuring the land is well cared for.
That means farming without the use of synthetic chemicals, including fertilisers, pesticides or sprays, and being free from GMO's and anything artificial.
Put simply, we know exactly whats in our tea and what isn't.
Pure water, fertile and healthy soil, a warming sun, and the perfect balance of hot days, cool nights, and misty mornings that the Waikato region is known ensure our tea is produced exactly as nature intended. These growing conditions push higher levels of antioxidants to the top three leaves that are hand-picked for quality.
EXACTLY AS NATURE INTENDED
Farming organically creates a natural ecosystem that creates less pollution, protects our waterways, and keeps our land and planet sustainable for generations by its ability to store significant amounts of carbon, which directly contributes climate stabilisation.
INTERNATIONALLY CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Certified by Biogro Organic in New Zealand and compliant with USDA organic, EU organic, JAS organic, and China Organic means that our thresholds for testing is internationally accepted.
Working with sustainability and organic farming practices is very labour intensive.
Innovations are consistently sought to improve organic farming by increasing the efficiency of work.
THE HIGHEST FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS
What makes Zealong Tea Estate unique in the tea industry is a completely controlled indoor tea processing facility. Completely done indoors means we can adjust tea processes by adjusting humidity levels by adjusting temperatures and airflow.
Each packet of tea is completely traceable to the date and block it was picked. Zealong's ISO22000 HACCP certification covers the entire production line from fresh picked leaf to processing to packaging.