t leaf T is the home of New Zealand’s most exciting range of teas and infusions from around the world.
15 years ago John and Amanda set forth and built relationships with quality tea suppliers all over the world.
Based in Petone, Lower Hutt we have a local, small and committed team. We’re passionate, constantly evolving and always learning – from each other, our suppliers and our committed customers.
When you shop with us you’ll always receive a true experience because we mean what we say and don’t compromise on the quality of our service or our products.
John van Gorp
John began t leaf T 16 years ago with wife and business partner Amanda. He continues to oversee all facets of the business while still exploring new infusions and increasing our offerings. John can be found out at our HQ in Petone everyday with his trusty side kick Kelly, a beautiful chocolate labrador who is also an integral part of the t leaf Team. John's go to brew in the morning is an Irish Breakfast!Mr. T and Sales
Saz, our office manager, was actually the first employee of t leaf T back when it all began! After time away pursuing a culinary career overseas, she’s back at the t leaf helm as John’s right hand gal staffing the phones and organising everything else, keeping the show running like a well-oiled machine.
Her favourite brew? New Zealand Breakfast! Our assam blend featuring New Zealand’s own manuka.Customer Service Extrordinare
Justine has been with the t leaf T fam since 2011 working part time at our Dukes Arcade retail store and is now our Production Manager at our HQ in Petone.
Justine is involved in everything from developing new tea blends, maintaining our Food Control Plan, and of course planning the order in which our runs of tea are built - no easy feat when we have over 165 teas and infusions to factor in!
Her favourite brew? Margaret’s hope ftgfop1 ff - a delicate Darjeeling.
Our ability to promise same day dispatch is made easy thanks to Erin. Joining the t leaf T family in 2014, Erin is our go-to-girl for getting all wholesale and retail orders out the door by 4pm – EVERY DAY!
Always on her feet and lending a helping hand to the rest of the team, this hard-working Mum of three constantly leads by example.
Her favourite brew? Erin sticks to the classics and would never turn down a cup of English Breakfast (with a splash of milk).