WINNER PROFILE

Arakai Estate

Arakai Estate is a 400 acre multi-crop farm in Bellthorpe, Qld, that has been run by the Collins family since 1999. The farm is run by Brendon and Kristie Collins with the 3rd generation learning the ropes (Lachlan) and learning to walk (Zalia). We produce green and black tea, avocados, ginger and plantation cabinet timbers. Our tea was first planted in 2011 and we have produced high quality whole leaf tea since 2015 – taking out the first Golden Leaf awards! We grow Japanese varieties that are processed in an oolong-inspired style to create aromatic and floral flavours. The plantation is 1 hectare in size with over 5km of tea hedges that is pruned and harvested by our homemade (mighty) bike harvester. We continue trying to improve our processes and techniques to produce a high quality, artisan whole leaf tea. Our winning teas this year: Gold – Australian Black Tea – 2020/21 Spring Flush Black Gold – Australian Green Tea – 2020/21 Spring Flush Green Silver – Worldwide Green Tea – 2020/21 Spring Flush Green
Arakai Estate is a 400 acre multi-crop farm in Bellthorpe, Qld, that has been run by the Collins family since 1999. The farm is run by Brendon and Kristie Collins with the 3rd generation learning the ropes (Lachlan) and learning to walk (Zalia). We produce green and black tea, avocados, ginger and plantation cabinet timbers. Our tea was first planted in 2011 and we have produced high quality whole leaf tea since 2015 – taking out the first Golden Leaf awards! We grow Japanese varieties that are processed in an oolong-inspired style to create aromatic and floral flavours. The plantation is 1 hectare in size with over 5km of tea hedges that is pruned and harvested by our homemade (mighty) bike harvester. We continue trying to improve our processes and techniques to produce a high quality, artisan whole leaf tea. Our winning teas this year: Gold – Australian Black Tea – 2020/21 Spring Flush Black Gold – Australian Green Tea – 2020/21 Spring Flush Green Silver – Worldwide Green Tea – 2020/21 Spring Flush Green

MEDALS WON

Black Tea: Best Australian Black Tea (B010)

Brand
Arakai Estate

Product
2018/19 Spring Flush Black

Black Tea B013: Best Australian Black Tea

Brand
Arakai Estate

Product
2021/22 Spring Flush Black

Black Tea B014: Best Single Origin Worldwide

Brand
Arakai Estate

Product
2021/22 Spring Flush Black 

B014:  Best Single Origin Worldwide

Brand
Arakai Estate

Product
2022/23 Spring Flush Black

B013: Best Australian Single Origin

Brand
Arakai Estate

Product
2022/23 Premium Black

GR008: Best  Worldwide

Brand
Arakai Estate

Product
2022/23 Spring Flush Green

GR006: Best Australian 

Brand
Arakai Estate

Product
2022/23 Premium Green

Black Tea: Australasia (B009)

Brand
Arakai Estate

Product
2018/19 Spring Flush Black

Green Tea: Worldwide (GR004)

Brand
Arakai Estate

Product
2018/19 Special Reserve Spring Flush Green

Green Tea: Best Australian Green Tea (GR009)

Brand
Arakai Estate

Product
2018/19 Spring Flush Green Tea