Grown in New Zealand, unique to the world
Produced exclusively in Hamilton, Waikato New Zealand. Zealong is known for its delicate flavour, smooth texture, and unique aroma. The quality of Zealong tea is determined by several factors, including the tea variety, growing conditions, processing, and storage.
With state-of-the-art processing facilities on-site and a strict quality control regime, the result is a tea that is superb in flavour, completely traceable, free from chemical sprays and fertilisers, and safe to give complete peace of mind.
The region of Hamilton, Waikato is a specific climate, soil, and environment that is ideal for producing high-quality tea. It has a temperate climate, fertile soil, and abundant rainfall.
Nature ensures that the top three picked leaves used for tea take in everything from its surrounding environment. The tea plants are grown organically without the use of synthetic pesticides or herbicides, ensuring that the tea is of the highest quality and free from harmful chemicals.
Unique to Zealong is its ability to create premium Green, Oolong, and Black teas all from a single cultivar, which is a quality that can be tasted.
COMPLETE TRACEABILITY FROM FARM TO CUP
The state-of-the-art processing facilities ensure that every aspect of tea production is strictly monitored and controlled at every process from farm to processing to packaging. Any risk of contamination from any source has been eliminated.
A strict HACCP ISO22000 food safety regime ensures that no compromises are made to quality. Each pack of tea is completely traceable to the date and block it was picked.
PACKAGING FOR QUALITY
Research is continually done on improving packaging for product quality to protect the precious flavour and aroma of New Zealand grown tea. From atmosphere packaging to barrier packaging films, we make no compromises to ensure Zealong tea tastes exactly as it was intended anywhere around the world.
Ongoing research is underway to combine a high-quality approach together with sustainability. Although in its early stages, we are readily adopting some products with compostable packaging and investigating recycle packaging.
NO OILS OR ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURS
Zealong only uses its 100% New Zealand grown tea leaves and processes for flavour and consistency. For our blends range, Zealong tea combines New Zealand tea with all-natural herbs and spices from across New Zealand and the world.
The entire Zealong product range is free from all artificial flavours, oils or additives.
Tea is readily accessible in most supermarkets. The quality and grade of tea used widely varies, but it is often of a low grade and use of artificial flavours and oils for fragrance and flavour.