The resurgence of artisan cordials, seltzers, toncis and hot drinks is testament to the perseverance and care that goes into 'throwing together' that old artisan recipe for the perfect thirst quenching natural drink! Discover Waikato artisan fruit cordials, bamboo shoots for teas, and botanically brewed soft drinks with old favourites such as ginger beer mixing with new homemade colas.
Zealong Tea all started when the owner, Vincent, found a love for the flourishing Camellia plant which boasts many similarities to the all-important tea plant. Vincent decided to import the finest tea tree cuttings from Asia’s largest tea regions and after going through the various quarantine channels, he was left with 130 plants. These 130 plants have flourished under Vincent’s knowledgeable hands and the estate now has over 1 million plants thriving in the Waikato’s pure and clean environment. The aromatic leaves are then crafted by passionate tea masters according to the highest quality standards ensuring that every cup of tea is flavourful, delicate and a delightful experience from the first scent to the lingering aftertaste.