The fourth annual Australian Tea Cultural Seminar, which was to be hosted by Brisbane in 2020, has been postponed until 2021.

The board of the Australian Tea Cultural Society (AUSTCS) has decided to create a virtual event in its place on Sunday 30 August 2020.

“Given the disruption that many Australians have faced over the last few months – first the cruel summer bushfires followed by flooding, hail storms, and now the devastating effects of this global pandemic – we decided to postpone the Brisbane 2020 seminar,” announced AUSTCS founding director David Lyons.

Instead, the TEAm will take the event online to ensure we can meet, “no matter what the isolating circumstances or rules are at the time”.

Consequently, the 2021 seminar, which delegates voted to be held in Sydney, will now be moved to 2022. 

AUSTCS is currently working to confirm guest speakers and find a secure online platform for its virtual event, which will be held on one of the original dates: Sunday 30 August 2020. 

Members will also be able to attend the Annual General Meeting virtually following the event.

We send our very best wishes to all the tea community during this difficult period and hope that you will be able to join us in August.

AUSTCS founding director David Lyons has a short video announcement to explain the changes to the 2020 Brisbane seminar.