21/06/2011 - New Look Website
Check out our new look website. It's got a new look, new style, and easier to use checkout. In fact, check it out! Right now!
14/09/2010 - Envelope Teabags
Chanui launches ultra-convenient “envelope teabags” - the type you find in hotel suites - to complement our existing teabag packs.
17/02/2009 - Chanui introduces teabags
Chanui introduces teabags. We said we would never do it... but we have had so many requests from customers that we have relented. We have not compromised on quality, however - so now we not only have the best quality tea, we also have the best quality tea...
22/06/2006 - Chai Advertises on TV
Growth is going well so Chai begins advertising on television in New Zealand for the first time. However, due to the resultant surge in popularity, Chai decided to withdraw the ads after 2 weeks as it wanted to ensure it only sourced premium quality teas ...
12/12/2005 - Tea Canisters Launched
Chai launches tea canisters. Not only do these canisters look good and store tea as it should be stored, they make a perfect gift for friends and family.
19/10/2005 - Air New Zealand’s Koru lounges serves Chai
Air New Zealand’s Koru lounges decide Chai loose leaf tea is the best on the market and start serving our tea - now business people and frequent travellers can relax and take a break in the lounge and enjoy a decent cuppa.
8/03/2005 - Pinto Express Distributes Chai
Pinto Express starts distributing Chai to cafes around Auckland so tea drinkers can now also enjoy their cafe experience and not be fobbed off with low-grade teabags. Café owners notice an instant increase in tea drinking customers.
17/02/2005 - Chai launched nationwide
Chai launched nationwide in all Foodtown and Woolworth’s stores in New Zealand - now people as far south at Gore or as far north as Kerikeri can drink top quality tea.
28/04/2002 - The Start
Doug Hastie gets fed up drinking low grade tea bags, spits out his tea and says I’m not drinking that %$&*@@ and vows to find the best quality tea for Kiwi's.