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Sun, 04 Jun

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New Plymouth

Trail 5

Visit Magic T, Treasured Morning Breakfast, Fire Down Below Sauces, Known Unknown Winery, Villa Bumblebee and Liardet Street Projects for lunch

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Trail 5
Trail 5

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04 Jun 2023, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

New Plymouth

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New Plymouth

Hop on a minivan with a friend or two and visit...

Magic T

Enjoy an explosion of flavours when you sample the beautiful collection of loose leaf herbal teas from Magic T.  Ehsan and his wife Frida, both from Iran, gather the best and purest of natural herbs & spices traditionally grown by farmers in Iran, Turkey, and India to produce their tea blends.  All of their ingredients are handpicked and shade dried before being hand-blended. To maintain products of the highest quality, they only run small batch production cycles. Ehsan will no doubt fill you in on his background as a voice actor and his quick wit is sure to give you a giggle or two.  Enjoy his company as you sip through their range of teas and taste all of the flavours that truly make this tea magic.

Known Unknown Wine

Get ready to hear some juicy tales at New Plymouth’s only urban winery - Known Unknown! There you'll meet winemaker, author, and educator, Jules van Costello, who specializes in making bright, fun, fruit-forward, wine, aperitifs, and cider. He will guide you through some of the most interesting history and science of winemaking in the very room where all of their wine making magic happens. Jules is an expert in creating and describing tastes and flavours to wow every palette and will also teach you how to put together the tastiest pairings of food and drink during your stop at Known Unknown.

Villa Bumblebee

Meet Franziska, the Bumblebee Baker, who turns simple organic ingredients into delicious artisan food and beverages. Franziska bakes traditionally fermented sourdough bread and cookies and brews sparkling kombucha in her home based premises, surrounded by a lush organic garden with bees, birds and butterflies.  You will hear all about the sourdough making process and taste the delicious freshly baked bread.

Treasured Morning

When granola guru Liz O'Callaghan, decided to move her business from Auckland, she knew Taranaki was the perfect place to dive deeper into growing her superfood business, Treasured Morning. Originally branded High Protein Breakfast, her granola-style breakfast provides a tasty, crunchy blend of superfoods to fuel a healthier, happier, more energetic you.  There are three different flavours to enjoy; Apple Crumble, Peach & Nectarine, and Berry. Whether you mix Treasured Morning with yoghurt, sprinkle it over pancakes, or pour some right into a bit of milk - you're sure to find a favourite way to add this delicious, filling food to your brekkie routine!  Liz will provide a generous taste of each product while talking to you about how she carefully selected all the superfoods to ensure that her customers have the best start to their morning or a boost of additional nutrients at any time of the day!

Fire Down Below

Have you ever tasted sunshine in a bottle? You definitely will when you stop at home of Fire Down Below's creators, Avin and Candice Pandachorie! When they moved to Taranaki from Trinidad several years ago, they found themselves missing the colourful island cuisine and set out to recreate those fiery flavours at home. The response from their friends and neighbours they shared their traditional table sauce with was so great, that they simply had to launch a range of Trinidadian hot pepper sauces! Join Avin and Candice to see how they create these bright, bold sauces, hear how they share their cuisine with Kiwis, and try each of their sauces -plus an off the menu sweet pepper jelly - to accompany an assortment of platters.

Lunch venue - Liardet St Projects 

Lunch time is going to be an out of this world experience as you choose between indulging in arguably New Zealand's best burgers or authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Gamma Ray's is well known for their massive, mouth watering burgers, ranging from the classic Take Moo to Your Leader with their top secret Gamma Ray's sauce to the crispy southern-fried Robot Chicken. Viet Nom Nom is comfort food at its finest with cozy bowls of pho, fresh & bright tasting spring rolls, and an original creation that is chocka full of scrumptious flavours and textures - Rice Rice Baby! No need to fret about what to choose - all of them are certain to be delicious and chances are, you'll visit again.

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