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Dec 2015: New Zealong Venue Taking Shape

Construction of the new Visitor Centre and functions facility at the Zealong National Tea Centre is progressing well, with completion anticipated during the first half of 2016.

New Zealong Venue Taking Shape

The purpose-built venue, offering high levels of hospitality to match the quality of Zealong’s artisan range of tea products, will offer four separate spaces for events and functions to cater for up to 200 people. The building has been constructed in two halves with the first half (state-of-the-art factory and office space) already operational.

Two groups visiting the Zealong National Tea Centre were recently treated to tours of the construction site of the new venue, to check on progress and get a feel for the light-filled, spacious layout and indoor-outdoor flow.

Pictured are members of the Hamilton & Waikato Tourism National Buyers Mega Famil group getting ready for their construction site tour.

Other News from Zealong

Zealong’s breathtaking views across the 48-hectare plantation and picturesque lake were recently used as the location for a video and photo shoot to promote weddings for a major New Zealand inbound operator, in conjunction with Helicorp and Elite Limousines.

An episode of a cooking show with one of New Zealand’s up-and-coming celebrity chefs was also just filmed on site where tea-infused creations were put to the test.

High Tea Summer Menu

Zealong has recently introduced its new Summer Menu comprising a delectable range of tea-infused cuisine. Savoury or sweet, you can choose, or try both.

Highlights of the signature High Tea menu for this season include the Lemon and Zealong Green Cheesecake, Zealong Dark Chocolate Tart and Zealong Black Tea and Raspberry Treat. Regular visitors will be pleased to see the Zealong Aromatic Macaron still features on the menu! The full range of delectable treats can be viewed here

Summer Aperitif at Zealong

Zealong’s ‘Summer Aperitivo’ cocktail sessions are proving very popular as the days get longer. The Tea House is open every Friday and Saturday from 5-8pm during summer. Guests are served Zealong tea-based cocktails and mocktails and authentic Italian antipasto while enjoying serene views over New Zealand’s only tea plantation. More information and details of the antipasto menu can be found here:

Corporate Gifts

Zealong National Tea Centre offers an extensive range of the highest quality New Zealand teas and tea-related products for sale.
100% certified organic, kiwi, and fully traceable from soil to first sip, the flavoursome Zealong teas are not only packed full of health benefits, but are elegantly presented, making ideal corporate gifts.

See the range of products for sale here: Gift vouchers are also available.