Aussie success story – Madura Tea – is throwing open its doors to the public – giving visitors the chance to explore their state-of-the art tea plantation and packing facilities in the Northern New South Wales hinterland, north of Byron Bay.
Our nation’s only locally owned and operated tea estate is also offering its stunning hinterland setting up to bride and grooms looking for their dream wedding location (and any event group keen to host celebrations or get-togethers among the pristine rainforest backdrop).
Visitors can see for themselves why Madura Tea (with foundations dating back to 1978) has evolved into a multi-award-winning producer of over twenty blends. This family-owned and operated business employs a 50-strong local team that share not only a love for quality tea, but also a commitment to the environment and community.
In an effort to support their ideals of sustainability, and offsetting their environmental footprint, the 250,000 plant operation is powered by over 400 solar panels, with each stage of production assessed for its impact on the surrounding eco-system.
Madura Tea also supports systems thinking, a responsible global environmental approach now being adopted by forward-thinking manufacturers; where bulk ingredients are shipped and packed in the country they are to be sold, rather than packed in developing countries and shipped all over the world thus creating high carbon emissions and greater impact on our planet.
It is this forward-thinking approach to sustainable business that saw Madura Tea pioneer Australia’s first green tea in the late nineteen eighties, be first to market with pyramid tea bags, designed for more effective infusion, and seal their teas in barrier film for freshness and flavour.
While Madura Tea is proud of their Australian owned and operated status, they want their product to stand for itself. To this end they are looking to the future by drawing on the past. Their philosophy will always be firmly entrenched with the simplistic ideals of their founders – a commitment to producing the purest, freshest, highest quality tea, to be enjoyed by lovers of tea across the globe.
Estate Tours run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with guided tours showcasing the full ‘plant to pack’ tea production process. The Madura Tea Shop is open on weekdays with a range of tea blends, teaware and caddies, and sweet treats.
To explore more about Madura’s award-winning Australian tea and their range of blends and products visit maduratea.com.au.