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Zealong Tea Estate was invited to participate in the Official State Banquet by serving their award winning organic tea to the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his accompanying delegation of dignitaries during their visit to New Zealand.

The VIP banquet was held at The Langham Hotel’s Great Room and hosted by New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English together with other members of New Zealand’s political and business elite.

“We regard it as a great honour to be invited to serve our award winning tea at this auspicious occasion”, said Zealong General Manager Gigi Crawford. “Our top quality organic tea was extremely well received by all the guests and we hope that the visitors were left with a unique flavour of Pure New Zealand and a sense of ‘home away from home’.

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’.

 

The Vengabus is coming, and everybody’s jumping, New York to San Francisco … to the Zealong Tea Estate.

lana-and-jase-morefmAhead of the Vengaboys’ two shows in New Zealand, MoreFM’s Lana and Jase scheduled a stop at the Zealong Tea Estate in their customised ‘Vengabus’ party bus for a tea break.

The ‘Vengabus’ road trip from Auckland was ahead of the Dutch pop band’s first show in Hamilton at Claudelands Arena followed by another at Auckland’s Bruce Mason Centre – the first time in 15 years since the group last performed in New Zealand.

While here, Lana and Jase took part in a customary tea tasting ceremony of 100% New Zealand-grown tea and a high tea at our Zealong Tea House.

And according to the pair a spot of the world’s purest tea was just the tonic before putting on their dancing shoes for the concert.

At Zealong we like to think we have a creative spark in the kitchen, but we were absolutely blown away by the tasty creations in Chelsea Winter’s new book Scrumptious.

For those of you who don’t know, Chelsea is a New Zealand celebrity chef, entrepreneur, food writer and television personality, and best known for winning the third season of MasterChef New Zealand.

As part of her 11-stop nationwide tour, Chelsea held her Waikato launch of Scrumptious at the Zealong Tea Estate. Avid followers, us included, thoroughly enjoyed listening to Chelsea and picking her brains over some of our most pressing cooking questions.

Thanks Chelsea for picking us as the venue of choice.

In late October 2010, we took a whole lot of our premium oolong tea to the Shizuoka Tea Festival in Japan. Four days and 2000 cups later we had plenty of material for a movie!