Quality Indonesian Highland Tea for Canadians
Walini Tea is now available at 500 grocery stores nationwide

March 23, 2022, Vancouver, BC — Canadians can now enjoy the unique taste of Indonesian highland tea in the comfort of their own home! Walini Tea, a household Indonesian tea brand since 1998, is available at 500 grocery stores across Canada and online via Archipelago Marketplace.

Made from tea leaves grown at 800m-2000m above sea level, Walini Tea products offer strong flavour, distinctive character and excellent taste. Walini Tea has its own tea plantation and processing operation that sees the tea leaves be processed directly from the farm into the finished product. It ensures consistency in quality and standards, as well as the preservation of the freshness and health benefits of the tea, including catechin and other polyphenolic content that are powerful antioxidants.

“We are thrilled to bring Walini Tea to Canada,” says Liza Wajong, Co-Founder of Archipelago Marketplace, the authorized agent for Walini Tea in North America. “Archipelago strives to offer Canadians an authentic taste of Indonesian culture, and Walini Tea makes a great addition to our line-up of exciting, high quality products.”

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Bring Home The Bacon Launches Special Meat Boxes to Ring in The Year of The Ox

January 28, 2021, Vancouver, BC — Lunar New Year is a time for families to get together and celebrate. Bring Home The Bacon, an online meat delivery company in Vancouver, is pleased to offer two special meat boxes to ring in the Year of the Ox. The products in each box are carefully selected for their symbolic meaning in Chinese culture such as abundance, happiness and advancement — perfect as a new year wish for the family or a gift to others.

A female-founded small business, Bring Home The Bacon offers chef-curated, restaurant quality meat and seafood delivered conveniently and directly to the customers at 15% less than comparable online retailers and gourmet grocery stores. Its products range from your everyday organic, hormone-free chicken, to pork and wild seafood, to the connoisseur favourites of duck confit, rack of lamb, and wagyu beef.

Named Fortune & Prosperity, and Wealth & Abundance, the two meat boxes feature products including Sablefish Steaks, where fish symbolizes wealth and abundance; Whole Chicken, a symbol for togetherness and wholesomeness; and White Prawns, of which the Cantonese name resembles laughter. Since it’s the Year of the Ox, customers will also find Striploin or Wagyu Ribeye in the boxes. And to round up the carefully curated menu, Bring Home The Bacon is pleased to partner with Gary’s Patisserie, another local small business, to include its Red Velvet Cake in-a-Jar in each box. Cakes symbolize reaching new heights, whether someone is advancing in school, at work, or in life.

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Jonathan Desmond Photography

Jonathan Desmond Wong (right) interviewed by Omni TV
Jonathan Desmond Wong (right) interviewed by Omni TV


Type of Project

Media Relations, Public Relations




About the Project

A new photography book, titled “I Was Lured Into A Tea Shop“, released by Jonathan Desmond Wong, a local documentary photographer

Project Objective

To handle the media relations activities related to the book launch, which include composing and distributing a press release to announce the book launch; curating a media list; handling media inquiries and arranging interviews; and tracking media coverage.

Project Results

  • Tailored the press release and headline to niche media outlets
  • Coordinated interview requests with local newspaper, magazine and TV stations
  • Contributed to the 35% increase in visits to client’s website
  • Sample media coverage:

“Working with Joyce at Kumquat Marketing was a splendid experience. Joyce took a lot of time to help frame the project, outline some marketing objectives and provide a very detailed yet streamlined approach to marketing of my book “I Was Lured Into A Teashop”. She is very eager and passionate about marketing and will definitely help keep you on track to ensure that your marketing goals are being pushed towards.

Joyce is an amazing person to work with and I look forward to working with her again when another project comes up and I need a helping hand in getting the marketing off the ground.”

Jonathan Desmond Wong



Jonathan Desmond Wong
Jonathan Desmond Wong

Local Photographer Documents Chinatown Moments in Prints

New Photography Book Puts Vancouver Chinatown in a Time Capsule

September 24, 2020, Vancouver, BC — Jonathan Desmond Wong, a local documentary photographer, has published his first photography book I Was Lured Into A Tea Shop. The photography book is the result of a 3-year project on capturing the unique essence of Vancouver’s Chinatown.

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