The little tea shop that is getting noticed.
Hi, we are Russ and Moira. We are tea nerds and proud of it. We started Maitea back in 2014 when we discovered that we both wanted to drink tea all day and call it work. As trained Tea Masters and Tea Blenders, we have had very special opportunities to form friendships with all sorts of tea farmers and tea leaders from all over the world. These experiences and connections we want to share with you, the passion, the tea and tea culture that we enjoy. Maitea is a small family owned company from Tauranga. Small but getting noticed. In 2018 we were awarded Best Tea Shop - New Zealand. Pretty cool aye.
Our tea comes from all over the world. It is small batch, hand crafted and often award winning examples of the type. Some of them, for example, the Royal Heaven are very rare and not normally available here in the west.
It would be very easy to start spouting mission statements and goals and such things at this point. For us though it is quite simple. We want you to discover real tea. To experience something that for us is continually life changing and hugely smile making. So, we spend time finding the best tea and bringing it to New Zealand. We spend time running tea events for enthusiasts and the tea curious. And we spend lots of time drinking tea with anyone who puts their hand up.
Have a look at our tea and herbal tea list and say hi to us. We love talking tea.