Bringing tea, coffee, cocoa, and other drinks to NZ

Tea

Examples: Green tea, earl grey, English breakfast, chamomile, kombucha tea, herbal tea, rose petal tea.
Allowed if:

It is dried and does not contain citrus leaves, or citrus peel.

If it contains honey powder it must also be commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, and it does not require refrigeration.

Quantity limit:
  • 1 box (50 servings), if it contains honey powder.
  • No limits otherwise.
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes
Clearance guaranteed?

No

Check our legal disclaimer to find out why we can't guarantee clearance 

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Coffee and cocoa

Examples: Cocoa beans, powdered cocoa, nibs, ground coffee, green coffee beans, granulated coffee, roasted coffee beans, decaffeinated whole beans, coffee pods
Allowed if: It does not contain any visual contamination like bugs, seeds, soil, disease, or other plant or animal material.
Weight limit: None
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes
Clearance guaranteed?

No

Check our legal disclaimer to find out why we can't guarantee clearance 

 

Plant-based milk

Example:

Rice milk, oat milk, soya milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, flax milk, quinoa milk, hazelnut milk, hemp milk, sunflower milk

Allowed if:

It does not contain fresh fruit.

Weight limit: None
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes
Clearance guaranteed?

No

Check our legal disclaimer to find out why we can't guarantee clearance 

 

Soda and juice

Example:

Orange juice, cola, lemonade

Allowed if:

It does not contain fresh fruit.

Weight limit: None
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes
Clearance guaranteed?

No

Check our legal disclaimer to find out why we can't guarantee clearance 

 

Water

Example: Bottled water
Allowed if: It does not contain bugs, seeds, soil, disease or other plant or animal material.
Weight limit: None
Declare the item? Yes
Inspection required? Yes
Clearance guaranteed?

No

Check our legal disclaimer to find out why we can't guarantee clearance 

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