Tanganda Tea Company
Tanganda Tea Company Limited is the largest producer, packer and distributor of tea products in Zimbabwe. Tanganda is a subsidiary company of the Meikles Group which owns hotels and supermarkets plus departmental stores. Tanganda started in the 1920s as a tea growing experiment and has since grown to become a thriving business employing various professionals. The Company is divided into two main operating divisions – Agricultural and Beverage.
The Agricultural Division
Based in the Chipinge district, this consists of six estates inter-cropped with tea, coffee, avocados and macadamia nuts. Tea and coffee are processed in bulk form for sale, either on the international market or to the Beverage Division for local and regional packed tea sales.
The Beverage Division
The division consists of a tea blending and packaging plant in Mutare. Packed tea from this factory is sold and distributed through distribution depots in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and Mutare. Packed tea is also exported into various regional markets. Major company brands include, Tanganda, Stella, Silver, Joko, Tanganda Special Blend, Tanganda Tips, Fresh Leaves, Tanganda Healthi Green, Nella Rooibos bags and Natra Fresh Rooibos (leaf and bags), and High Country Coffee. The company bottles water from one of its select perennial natural springs from the many natural springs found on its tea estates under the brand name tinga mira.