175 canisters of a special blend tea to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of Howick have been packed and labelled ready for sale at Howick Markets on Saturday, October 22.

The tea has been blended for the 175th Trust by local tea connoisseur Matt Greenwood, together with tea importer Paolo Aryan. They have worked to create a modern tea that reflects the famous tea so loved by Earl Grey – Lord Howick.

The label design was created by brand Strategist, brand identity and graphic designer, Jane Moody and reflects the Maclean family dinner set with the gold and maroon embossing. It is a special tea in a keepsake container that recognises Howick’s special heritage.

Matt Greenwood

Armed with a silver tasting spoon and a strong desire to travel, Matt started his career in the UK as a professional tea taster for the world’s second largest tea company.

Whilst tea and coffee have always been close to his hear, Matt’s real passion has been working with extraordinary people across the world and bringing different cultures together in teams greater than the sum of their individual parts – a bit like the tea and coffee blends he has created.

After twice finishing runner-up in the New Zealand coffee tasting championships, Matt decided to hang up his spoon, spend more time with family and join his other half at GingerFrog, a local business and marketing consultancy. He loves all sport and still coaches cricket and rugby locally.

“I have lived in the Howick area ever since moving to New Zealand and it is very much home for me and my family,” says Matt. “In creating Blend 175 I wanted to give something back to the community that I have enjoyed being part of for the past 20 years. It has been a true collaboration of talented local folk.”

Tea will be on sale at Howick Markets on Saturday, October 22.

Please message us on Facebook if can’t make it to the market, but would like to purchase some.

Source: Times Online